FAAN closes MMIA apron gate 1 for six weeks

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport’s Apron Gate 1 and some sections of Taxiway F have been closed to human and vehicular traffic for six weeks, effective from Friday June 7, 2019.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) disclosed this in a notice to airlines and airport users issued by Mrs. Henrrieta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, in Lagos, last week.

According to Yakubu, the closure became necessary to enable the contractor handling the construction of the new terminal (China Civil Construction Company) link the proposed apron under construction to the existing one.

To maintain orderliness and ensure safety of operators while the project would last, she noted that the authority has developed and deployed specific procedures for vehicular movements and officers of the aviation security department have been mobilized to ensure compliance.

‘’The authority will like to solicit the understanding and cooperation of all concerned towards ensuring a safe airside for aircraft movement and personnel safety during the construction,’’ noted Yakubu.

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