Count Down to Abuja Airport Re-opening

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Abuja Airport Inspection

Chief of Staff to the President, Alh. Abba Kari, inspects construction work at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport , Saturday, 25th March, 2017.

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Abuja Airport Closure: FG Unveils Call Centre:

Situation Room/Call Centre for the Abuja Airport Closure Project is now operational

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Abuja Airport Closure: FG Unveils Call Centre:

Situation Room/Call Centre for the Abuja Airport Closure Project is now operational

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Abuja Airport State of Repairs

Abuja Airport is Closed for business

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Abuja Airport State of Repairs

Julius Berger starts work on the Abuja Airport

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Abuja Airport State of Repairs

Julius Berger starts work on the Abuja Airport

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Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines lands in Kaduna Airport

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Presidential Visit

Acting President Visit to Kaduna Airport

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Presidential Visit

Acting President Visit to Kaduna Airport

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Presidential Visit

Acting President Visit to Kaduna Airport

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Presidential Visit

Acting President Visit to Kaduna Airport

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Aircraft Inspection

Honourable Minister of State, Aviation inspecting the calibration aircraft

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Aircraft Inspection

The Calibration aircraft arrived Kaduna airport to calibrate the Instruments Landing System (ILS)newly installed at the airport to ensure accuracy of the instruments as stipulated by International Civil Aviatition

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Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines lands in Kaduna Airport

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Presidential Visit

Acting President Visit to Kaduna Airport

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Presidential Visit

Acting President Visit to Kaduna Airport

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Kaduna Airport: Perimeter Fence And Apron Markings In Place

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN has said the facilities at the Kaduna International Airport are in proper condition. The Acting General Manager, Safety Services Elifue Agbi during media inspection at the Kaduna International Airport said: “The operations at the airport since the diversion of traffic from Abuja airport has been smooth.

To move traffic to this place, we decided that the airport should be upgraded and the upgrade was done. We make sure that the Instrument Landing System are working, the runway and apron clearly marked. These are the things that help in the landing and taking-off of aircraft.”

Commenting on the state of perimeter fence at the airport he said, “The perimeter fence is okay. The perimeter fence is to help in securing airside and the properties therein. It is part of our defense and it is done.”

Concerning allegation that aircraft on the tarmac being fueled in the manner that is not approved, Agbi said, “Aircraft is not like car that you can fuel anyhow. You cannot just bring nozzle and start fueling. Aircraft have different types of inlets and they are special nozzles. The nozzles are very expensive and fitted to the bowser. No airline will allow its airliner to be fueled in a terrible way because of the safety concern. Notwithstanding, when we read the report we decided to carry out our investigation. we went to Conoil, SITA and Cleanserve and they have the facilities.”

Agbi assured that everything is being done according to regulations. “The regulation governing aviation is not limited to Nigeria. We are following international regulations and we are not flouting it.”

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FG Restores Helicopter Services to Abuja Airport

The Federal Government of Nigeria has lifted ban on helicopter services to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. The ban was lifted today.

Confirming the lift on ban, the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika said, “Helicopter operation has been approved into Abuja airport by the NSA. The entry procedure and landing spots will be advised in due course”.

Sen. Sirika also made the disclosure after the Federal Executive Council meeting made this known while fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday.

The National Security Adviser, Babagana Munguno, had on Monday announced the ban on helicopter services in Abuja.

The Minister, however, said the office of the National Security Adviser has already modified its earlier directive banning the helicopters from the NAIA.

“On the helicopter issue the National Security Adviser has the constitutional responsibility vested on him by Mr President to advise the President on National security matters. Within his wisdom, he had earlier on sent out letters banning the helicopters’ operation into the airport,” Mr. Sirika said.

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Aviation Minister Relocates Office To Kaduna Airport For Six Weeks

In order to monitor operations first hand at the Kaduna International Airport, the Minister of State for Aviation Sen. Hadi Sirika has relocated his office to the airport to ensure a hitch-free exercise on the commencement of flight operations due to the temporary closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja runway. He explained the progress of operations so far with the media in Kaduna. Excerpts:

This is to thank the general public especially our travelling passengers into and out of Kaduna consequent on our closure of Abuja and to further reiterate that this closure indeed was to attend to some safety concerns that the runway has completely failed. 

We diverted operations to Kaduna and we did tremendous amount of work to get Kaduna to be efficient enough to serve the purpose. Today is the official commencement of this six weeks period. We were here to receive maiden flight by Ethiopian Airlines who indeed has been very supportive of our situation. They did come with a Dreamliner B787 and we received them at this airport yesterday. We facilitated the passengers smoothly and efficiently.”

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Abuja Airport Closure: FG Conveys 1,890 Passengers By Road on First 4 days

The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Ministry of Transport has conveyed the total numbers of One thousand eight hundred and ninety (1,890) air passengers by road on the first Four (4) days of Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport runway closure to and from Kaduna International Airport.
According to statistics made available by the office of the minister of State (Aviation), 28 passengers were transported on the first day on the arrival of Ethiopian Airlines’ aircraft. 589, 695 and 578 on the second, third and the fourth day when the domestic flight operations commenced.

From Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to Kaduna Airport, total number of 458 passengers were transported. On the return leg, 1,426. “The figure is expected to go up this new week due to the rising awareness among passengers”, said the minister

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