Why FG is Shutting Down Lagos Airport – FAAN

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has given reasons for the closure of the runway at the Lagos Airport temporarily.

According to Henrietta Yakubu, the FAAN’s general manager of corporate affairs, the decision of the association came after a landing incident involving a Boeing 737 Azman Air aircraft, Premium Times reports.

Yakubu disclosed that although one of the tyres of the plane burst upon landing, all the passengers and crew members on board were safely evacuated. It was a disaster that was averted.

The FAAN official informed reporters that the agency, alongside fire fighting services and allied bodies, is working to remove the aircraft from the runway.

The aviation agency also stated that the guidelines regarding local and international travels remain unchanged since September 4, which stated that a maximum of 200 passengers per incoming flights would be allowed into the country.

It explained that the limitation was due to the limited number of approved incoming passengers at 1,280 per airport on a daily basis.

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