Most of Nigeria airlines are set to commence flight tomorrow to Abuja, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. The airport which over the Easter holiday period received the inspection and certification for flight resumption by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority will reopen on Wednesday, the 19th of April to air traffic.
Dana Airline, Medview Airline and a host of other airlines has already opened their booking platform in full readiness to commence flights to Abuja from all other airports. The airlines had since the 9th of March 2017, closed operations to Abuja to allow for the runway rehabilitation which is now completed ahead of schedule.
The foreign airlines are also beginning to follow suite as Ethiopian airline is expected to touch down Abuja with Africa’s first Airbus A350-900 in the late hours of today making the reopening ceremony. Abuja airspace is back to life as airlines like Medview is already optimising capacity use of the upgraded runway by routing flights to YOLA, KANO and Maiduguri through Abuja besides the six daily flights which has been the practice.
In a related development the Airport Business Summit 2017 Abuja, which was earlier planned for April has now been postponed to 21-23 of June 2017 and to hold at Shehu Musa Yardua Centre Abuja. From the information received from the organisers, the lesson learnt from the success of the Abuja airport project will form part of the highlights of discussion at the all airport summit.