Airline passengers who ply local routes may experience flight delays in the next three months.
This is expected, as the domestic runway of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos will be completely closed for three months to enable some repairs and installation of AirField Lighting to be done.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), confirmed the runway closure in a statement, which was issued by the Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs. Faithful A. Hope-Ivbaze
It stated that as part of efforts aimed at improving safety and efficiency of flight operations at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, it has concluded arrangements to complete the installation of CAT III Airfield Ground Lighting system on Runway 18L/36R. In addition, the project which will commence effectively today is expected to last for 90 days.
In case you missed it, for the domestic carriers, the development will cause additional costs in terms of fuel; however, the international flights may not be affected because they have a scheduled arrival time.