Following the completion of the rehabilitation of the runway of Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, the management of Air Peace and Medview Airlines have announced the resumption of flights in and out of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, starting from Wednesday, April 19.
Chief Operating Officer, Medview, Mr. Lookman Animashaun, said, “We will commence Abuja with six daily flights to the nation’s capital as Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja reopens on Wednesday to air traffic.”
The airline had on March 9, 2019 diverted all its flights to Kaduna, following the closure of Abuja Airport for rehabilitation, which lasted six weeks.
Animashaun said besides the six daily flights, the flights to Yola, Kano and Maiduguri would now be routed through Abuja, which had been the practice.
He revealed that the closure of Abuja Airport brought out the potentials of Kaduna International Airport, making the airline to operate daily flight as against the three weekly flights before the boom.
“Kaduna has a lot of potentials, hence we decided to maintain daily presence there”, the COO said.
The Airline commended the Federal Government for the extensive work carried out to improve the Kaduna International Airport.
Manager, Corporate Communications, Air Peace, Mr. Chris Iwarah, commended air travelers for keeping faith with the airline and making a huge sacrifice to ensure repair of the bad portions of the runway of the Abuja airport.
The airline also praised the Federal Government and the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, for ensuring speedy completion of the repair work on the runway of the facility.
“We are pleased to announce resumption of all our flights into and out of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport with effect from Wednesday, April 19. The Federal Government shut the facility to traffic on March 8to enable a six-week repair of its runway and diverted all Abuja-bound flights to the Kaduna International Airport.
“We considered the decision of the Federal Government to shut down the airport for quick repair of its runway in tandem with the high safety standards of our flight operations. At Air Peace, the safety our esteemed guests is our first rule of business. We do not compromise on that for any reason,” he said.