FAAN refutes alleged diversion of flights to Ghana, Benin Republic


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has refuted reports on social media and other online platforms over alleged proposed diversion of international flights to Ghana and Cotonou due to ongoing repairs on the runway of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

FAAN maintained that the report was false and that passengers have no reason to panic, as inbound and outbound flights at the MMIA will be operating without hindrance.

The authority said the international diversion of flights to Runways 18L/36R was due to the rehabilitation of the pavement of Runways 18R/36L.

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A statement issued by the Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Faithful A. Hope-Ivbaze, disclosed that there was planned rehabilitation of Runways 18R/36L scheduled for June 4, 2022, and June 5, 2022, between 6:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m daily.

She further disclosed that during the period, Runway 18L/36R (the domestic runway) will be used for all inbound and outbound flight operations as scheduled, while maintenance work continues on Runway 18R/36L.

“Management also wishes to assure our esteemed travelling passengers and members of the public that inbound and outbound flights at the MMIA will continue to operate unhindered,” the statement added.

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