Why Abuja Airport was shut down – FAAN

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has explained why the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja was shut down on Thursday morning.

In a statement by Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, on Thursday disclosed that the airport was closed following an incident involving a Gulfstream four aircraft being operated by Skybird on Wednesday night.

According to her, the aircraft overshot the Runway while landing and consequently got stuck on the Runway End Safety Area (RESA).

Yakubu, however, announced that FAAN has reopened the Runway.

She assured airlines and passengers that the airport was safe for normal operations, adding that FAAN was committed to her core values of safety, security and comfort.

“This is following the partial closure of Runway 22, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 2200hours, on Wednesday night.

“The closure was due to an incident involving a Gulfstream four aircraft being operated by Skybird that overshot the Runway while landing and consequently got stuck on the Runway End Safety Area (RESA),” she said.

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