Tuesday, July 8, 2014

ABUJA AIRPORT RUNWAY RE-OPENED



The runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja which
was closed for 30 hours for rehabilitation on July 5, 2014 has been
re-opened for flight operations.

Reports from pilots who have used the runway so far indicate that the
rehabilitation of a section of the runway was professionally executed
and would enhance safety of flight operations on the runway.

The second phase of the rehabilitation of the remaining section of the
runway would however take place for another 30 hours next weekend
between Saturday 12, (2300 UTC) and Monday 14 (0500 UTC), 2014. A
NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) to this effect has already been sent to all
aircraft pilots and other relevant stakeholders, informing them of the
impending closure.

The runway rehabilitation is being done in two phases to minimize the
inconvenience the runway closure would have on air passengers and
aircraft operators if it was carried out at once.

The Authority regrets the inconvenience the second closure of the
runway, within one week, would cause passengers and other
stakeholders.

We wish to assure the public and all aviation stakeholders that the
conclusion of the maintenance work on the runway would guarantee
enhanced flight safety on the Abuja Airport runway.