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Abuja Airport Runway to be Shut Down for 3 Days – FAAN

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The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, will be closing its runway for three days.

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) made the announcement, Punch reports.

The runway will be closed for three days starting from Saturday to enable the airport authorities to conduct maintenance on the facility.

Coordinating General Manager, Aviation Parastatals, Yakubu Dati, released a statement concerning this news.  Here are excerpts:

This facility upgrade, which is in line with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) requirements and NCAA (Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority) approved Safety Standard and Recommended Practices, will further elevate safety and security to greater heights.

FAAN hereby apologises for the inconvenience this temporary closure will cause air passengers and airline operators.

Photo Credit: www.royaltimes.net

7 Comments

  1. @edDREAMZ

    July 2, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Wetin concern me with airport when motor park still dey exist….. All the same is gud to knw….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  2. Dare

    July 2, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Must it be shutdown? What of partial closure of the runways?

    • Fashionista

      July 3, 2014 at 9:33 am

      Exactly! How can you shut down such a busy airport, which is the only airport serving the location. Surely, they can do the maintenance in phases. Nobody thinks in Nigeria, it is so appalling!

  3. LagosOcrazy

    July 2, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    as long as it works when they are done
    lagosocrazy.blogspot.com/

  4. A.G

    July 3, 2014 at 8:40 am

    This is crazy.

  5. damsel

    July 3, 2014 at 11:37 am

    More than crazy.

  6. Mahmoud sayed

    July 4, 2014 at 8:43 am

    is there any any alternatives, i planed to back to home Egypt tomorrow saturday you should inform all passangers before this sudden maintenance by a two days at least ,

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