FAAN Confirms Reopening Of Abuja International Airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has reopened the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, following an incident involving a Gulfstream four aircraft being operated by Skybird on Wednesday night.

A statement by General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu,  on Thursday disclosed that the aircraft overshot the Runway while landing and consequently got stuck on the Runway End Safety Area (RESA).

Mrs Henrietta Yakubu said that FAAN had reopened the Runway to take arrivals and departures, subject to a reduced threshold of 3000 metres.

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.

Solacebase had earlier report the reopening of the airport this morning after the closure due to overshooting of the runway by an aircraft belonging to Senator Ali Modu Sheriff