The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has denied claims from certain quarters that international flights are being diverted to Ghana and Benin Republic because of the ongoing repairs at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Runway in Ikeja, Lagos.
According to Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN in a statement on Thursday in Lagos, there was a planned rehabilitation of Runways 18R/36L (international runway) slated from June 4 to June 5, between 0600hrs-1300hrs UTC daily.
She stated that during the period, Runway 18L/36R (the domestic runway) would still be in use for all inbound and outbound flight operations as scheduled, while maintenance would be going on Runway 18R/36L.
She said FAAN management also reiterated to travelling passengers and the general public that inbound and outbound flights at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport would be operating unhindered
Hope-Ivbaze has therefore refuted publications trending on the social media platforms alleging that there were diversions of international flights to other countries.