8 Mar 2017

Nigerian Students Blog

See New Look Of Kaduna Airport

The Kaduna International Airport is now fit and ready for a 24-hour operations according to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Recently The Federal Government had announced the immediate closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja effective from midnight of Wednesday to allow for extensive repairs on the runway and improvement of other facilities in the airport to meet international standard.FG said that adequate preparations had been put in place to secure passengers who would be travelling from Kaduna to Abuja during the six weeks when the Abuja airport would be on temporary shutdown.
The NAIA runway reconstruction on Abuja airport would gulp over N5bn,

The NCAA official assured all passengers of safety and security in all airports in the country.with this in mind the Kaduna international airport has undergone extensive renovations in other to be used for all international flights.
Since the announcement of Abuja Airport  closure,foreign airlines has rejected to use the kaduna Airport,Ethiopian Airline was the only foreign airline that had expressed its readiness to fly to the Kaduna airport so far,though more airlines are expect to operate to the airport as talks are still on going.

Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika had stated

“We have calibrated the landing systems in Kaduna airport. All the open items spotted by international airlines have been closed. We have a mobile control tower in Kaduna. We have a good runway there.
“The terminal building and very important personality lounge are almost ready. We have provided free buses and rail transport for passengers to and from Kaduna. We are good to go with regards to airport logistics.”
Sirika stated that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the provision of complimentary bus and train services to passengers travelling to and from Kaduna.
He clearly stated,

“This is to inform the general public that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja runway will be temporarily closed for operations between March 8 and April 19, 2017. The six weeks’ closure is part of our continuous efforts to guarantee the safety of passengers and aircraft.
“During the period, traffic would be diverted to the Kaduna International Airport and adequate provision for passengers’ facilitation has been put in place for ease of travelling. Please, note that details of international and domestic flight schedules by individual airlines and all relevant information regarding the closure can be found on the website: www.abujaairportclosure.info and some select print and electronic media.”


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