Bush Fire: FAAN re-opens Port- Harcourt airport

Following a careful evaluation and mitigation of the impact of the bush fire earlier reported around the Port Harcourt International Airport and the dissipation of smokes around the airside, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has re-opened the airport to operations.

Normal flight activities has re-commenced at the airport.

FAAN had earlier informed airlines, passengers and the general public about the bush fire incident that occurred near the active area of the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa.

Consequent on that, the Authority temporarily closed the runway of the airport to operations as part of safety precautions.

This was followed by an evaluation by a joint team from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency with a view to ensuring that the airside is cleared of smoke and restoration of normalcy at the airport.

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