FAAN to close Lagos airport domestic runways for 90 days



The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it will close domestic runways 18L and 36R at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) in Lagos to install an airfield ground lighting system.


FAAN disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.


The agency said the installations would commence July 8 and are expected to be completed in 90 days.


It assured that normal flight operations would not be affected by the installations.


 “As part of efforts aimed at improving the safety and efficiency of flight operations at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN),” it said.


“FAAN has concluded arrangements to complete the installation of CAT III Airfield Ground Lighting system on Runway 18L/36R.


“The project, which will commence effectively on Friday, July 8, 2022, is expected to last for 90 days. Consequently, Runway 18L/36R will be closed to flight operations during this time.


 “However, stakeholders are to note that there will be no disruption. All normal flight operations will be conducted through runway 18R/36L.


“A NOTAM to this effect has already been published and disseminated accordingly.


Last month, the agency also closed the runways 18L/36R of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA).

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