Thunder storm causes partial damage to facilities at Enugu Airport

*Akanu Ibiam Int'l Airport

A devastating thunder storm has destroyed parts of terminal building, pilots’ lounge and the general aviation terminal at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu

The spokesperson for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, said the thunderstorm also caused damage to electric power lines to the airport, FAAN staff school buildings as well as some private residential properties.

“The management of FAAN wishes to inform the general public that a natural disaster occurred at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

“However, FAAN management took immediate remedial action which allowed flight operations in and out of the Airport.

“FAAN is doing her best to restore normalcy.  There was no loss of life or injury and also flight operations were not affected in the Airport.

“The management regrets the inconveniences caused by this incident to airport users and the general public,” said Yakubu.



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