FAAN completes rehabilitation of Enugu Airport runway

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has completed rehabilitation works on the Akanu Ibiam International Airport runway in Enugu.

According to Herrienta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, the runway is now open for full operations following its completion.

She said FAAN’s team of engineers led by the Managing Director, Saleh Dunoma, inspected the project and certified it as meeting the required standards.

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Mrs. Yakubu apologized to travelers and other stakeholders for the inconveniences caused by the partial closure of the runway to pave way for its rehabilitation.

The first phase of the repairs were executed from December 14th to December 21st, 2017 while the second phase started from December 27th, 2017 to January 4th. During the period, the airport was open for operations only between 7am and 3pm to enable the contractor to continue with work for a “stable and even surface” of the runway. The project was, however, delayed for a few days before the runway was finally opened for full flight operations.

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