The Nigeria Airspace Management Agency, NAMA says flights diversion by some foreign airlines is due to bad weather.
The Nigeria Airspace Management Agency, NAMA says the inability of some flights to land at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos is due to bad weather.
NAMA in a statement by its General Manager Public Affairs, Khalid Emele says some foreign airlines choosing to land in Ghana instead of Lagos due to bad weather is in the interest of safety.
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He stressed that Lagos has two runways, 18 right and 18 left adding that the Doppler very high Omni Directional Radio Range and the Distance measuring equipment at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos have successfully been calibrated and passed 100%.
Meanwhile, several passengers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja were forced to spend several hours at the terminals or return home on Wednesday due to the cancellation of flights, attributed to unfriendly weather conditions.
Ait found out that airline operators, customers as well as some business concerns were not left out of the frustrating situation
It was an atmosphere filled with frustrations and disappointments at the domestic wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Wednesday.
Passengers have either been informed of the delay in departure of their flights or outright cancellation.
The authorities say the situation is the consequence of hazy weather conditions
The Nigerian Metrological Agency, NIMET had earlier predicted prevalence of hazy weather conditions in some parts of the country until the end of March 2020.
Many say the disruption in flights and passenger schedules are therefore expected and everyone concerned should be ready to make necessary adjustments.