FAAN REOPENS PORT HARCOURT AIRPORT AFTER FIRE INCIDENT

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Sunday announced the reopening of Port Harcourt International Airport after a fire outbreak which disrupted operations. FAAN made the announcement on their official twitter handle noting that normal flight activities have since commenced at the airport. “Following a careful evaluation and mitigation of the impact of the bush fire earlier reported around the Port Harcourt International Airport and the dissipation of smokes around the airside, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to inform the general public that the airport has now…

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FAAN TEMPORARILY CLOSES PORT HARCOURT AIRPORT TEMPORARILY

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced the temporary closure of Port Harcourt International Airport runway following a bush fire incident near the area.The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, made the announcement in a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday. Yakubu explained that the temporary closure of the runway as part of safety precautions. “A joint team from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency is presently evaluating the situation. “This is with a view to ensuring that the airside…

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WEEKS AFTER ENUGU AIRPORT CLOSURE, FG IS PROPOSING TO SPEND 10BIL DOLLARS FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF ITS RUNWAY

Jacob Segun Olatunji & Kehinde Akintola –    Minister of Aviation, Senator Hardi Sirika is seeking President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of the sum of $10 billion for the reconstruction of the runways of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu State. The Minister, who disclosed this during an interactive meeting with members of the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation chaired by Hon Nnolim Nnaji, disclosed that Nigeria currently has bilateral air service agreements (BASAs) with 89 countries out of which 15 countries have expressed readiness to sign similar agreements while 13…

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FAAN BEGINS REHABILITATION WORK ON ENUGU AIRPORT

  The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has commenced the rehabilitation of the runway at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, confirmed the development to News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos State on Sunday. NAN reports that FAAN had on August 24, announced the closure of the airport, which is the only international airport in the South East region, for the reconstruction of its runway. Yakubu told NAN that work has finally begun at the airport ahead of the December 2019 deadline…

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ENUGU AIRPORT’S LOSS IS PORT HARCOURT AND OWERRI’S GAIN AS AIRPORT CLOSES FOR REPAIRS

[File] Front view of the domestic wing of Akanu-Ibiam International Airport Enugu<br />PHOTO: LAWRENCE NJOKU Airlines’ operators may have settled for the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, Imo State, and Port Harcourt International Airport (PHIA) in Rivers State, as alternative to the Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu, currently closed for repairs. The move follows the proposal by South-east governors for traffic to be diverted to Owerri to ease the difficulties of air travel into the region while the Enugu airport closure lasted. Chief Pilot of a local carrier yesterday, said…

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FAAN OFFICER ARRESTED FOR STEALING 600DOLLARS BTA FROM PILGRIM

An official with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the Yola International Airport (name withheld) is being interrogated by the police over the theft of $600 from two pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia through the airport. It was gathered on Thursday that the officer, a woman, was found with the money when she was checked following an alarm by her two victims who each said that $300 was missing from their basic travelling allowance (BTA) after the female officer searched them for prohibited items prelude to their clearance…

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FAAN, AIRLINE OWNERS REACT AS MAN INTERCEPTS PLANE ON TARMAC IN LAGOS

Its over the news today of how a man tried to hijack an aircraft in Lagos. According to an eyewitness account, the man suddenly appeared from nowhere and tried to force himself into the plane, he then climbed the plane and dropped his bag in the engine which makes the passenger to be in panic mode. The FAAN operatives were able to arrest the man also making sure that the plane was thoroughly checked as they investigate the man. AzMan Airline, the owner of the plane which was disrupted has…

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HOW POLITICIANS HIJACKED FAAN RECRUITMENT, WORKERS SPOIL FOR SHOWDOWN

Unions in the country’s aviation sector are gearing up for a showdown with the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) over what they termed an ongoing irregular recruitments into the aerodrome rescue and fire fighting services and aviation security departments in the organisation. The findings by the unions indicated that the ongoing recruitment has been marred by irregularities as politicians have hijacked the exercise to force on FAAN more than half of people that turned out for the exercise. In a petition signed by the Secretary General…

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