FAAN re-opens Lagos airport runway

Federal Airport Authority Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has re-opened the domestic runway (18L/36R) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) in Lagos.

FAAN confirmed this in a tweet posted on Friday.

The runway was closed four months ago.

FAAN said after the installation of the new lighting system, the runway would be opened for 24 hours flight services.

“Domestic runway 18L/36R completed and open for 24 hours flight operations, installation of CAT Ill airfield ground lighting systems completed at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos. Today 11 November 2022.”

In July 2022, FAAN said it would shut down runways 18L and 36R at MMA in Lagos. To install an airfield ground lighting system.

The authority said the installations would commence on July 8 and are expected to be completed in 90 days.

It assured domestic airlines that normal flight operations would not be affected by the installations.

“…stakeholders are to note that there will be no disruption. All normal flight operations will be conducted through runway 18R/36L,” FAAN had said.

“The airlines have already felt these additional costs within the first week of the closure of the runway. This unnecessary burden is unsustainable for 3 months on the airlines.”

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