Runway At Lagos International Airport Will Be Closed For Maintenance
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, informed airlines traveling into Nigeria on Sunday that Runway 18R/36L at Muritala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, will be closed for repairs and flights will be redirected to Runway 18L.
The runway will be closed from this weekend (Saturdays and Sundays) from 0600hours-1300hours-UTC to repair a damaged patch, according to a letter from FAAN to the MMIA Station Manager titled: Rehabilitation of Runway 18R/36L signed by Dr. Al-ihekwaba N.E for; Airport Manager/Regional General Manager (SW).
The letter read: ”As a result of the deplorable condition of Runway 18R/36L pavement, I wish to inform you that FAAN civil department will commence an emergency remedial work on the failed distressed pavement.”
“Rehabilitation work will only be on the following weekends [Saturdays & Sundays] as follows: 28th-29th May, 2022, 4th-5th June, 2022 Time: 0600hours-1300hours-UTC Daily.”
“Runway 18R/36L will be closed during the period of this work and Runways 18L/36R will be used for arrivals and departures. FAAN Management sincerely apologies for the inconveniences,” it read.
Remember that the Nnamidi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja was closed a while back while the airport’s single runway was being repaired.
However, flights at Lagos’ Muritala Muhammed International Airport would be diverted to the single operational runway, 18L, for the duration of the repairs. And it will only be for a few hours each day.