Flights: Foreign Airlines resume landing at MMIA as Minister lauds passengers understanding

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Foreign airlines have resumed flight operations into the  the Murtala Muhammed International airport Lagos following the improvement in the weather conditions.

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For over two weeks all international flights were diverting to Accra, Ghana due to inclement weather in Lagos. Many passengers have to be checked into hotels to await improvement on the weather before going back to the MMIA.

Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika who confirmed the resumption of international flights to that Airport in a statement signed by his Director, Public Affairs, James Odaudu, says so far 12 flights have landed on the international airport Runway 18Right while on the domestic Runway 18Left 13.

While appreciating the understanding of those affected by the unfortunate situation, he assures the government’s determination and commitment to the protection of Nigerian travellers at all times. 

The Minister also reiterates that the diversions and cancellations as a result of highly inclement weather conditions are not peculiar to Lagos or Nigeria, but a global phenomenon, as even the most developed nations of the world have been experiencing same, resulting from weather vagaries.

He also notes the fact that the weather conditions in Lagos, and indeed every airport worldwide is not something that is noticed at the point of landing, as pilots are regularly updated during the course of the flights and therefore in a position to decide on the most appropriate airport to divert to. 

Below is a listing of flights into Lagos Saturday as at the time of writing: 
International Arrivals 15-02-2020:
British Airways BAW75  DGAA 0034 18RTurkish Air THY6501 LTBA 0224 18RRoyal Air Maroc RAM555 GMMN 0300 18RArik ARA303 DGAA 0315 18RVirgin VIR411Y EGLL 0457 18RArik ARA397 GBYD 0533 18RBritish Airways BAW75 EGLL 0546 18RAirpeace APK7767 GOBD 0555 18RAsky SKK063 FKKD 0845 18RAllied Air AJK133 FOOL 0911Airpeace APK7585 DGAA 0950Kenyan Air KQA532 HKJK 1046.

Domestic Arrivals 15-02-2020Arik ARA6736 DNAA 0007 18RDana DAN0360x DNAA 0102 18RDana DAN0360y DNAA 0304 18RNest-Oil N990EA DNAA 0648 18RAirpeace APK7139 DNAA 0703 18LNAF NGR931 DNAA 0719 18LAzman AZM2310 DNKN 0756 18LAzman AZM2321 DNAA 0811 18LMaxAir NGL1600 DNAA 0834 18LDANA DAN0352 DNAA 0838 18LAzman AZM2318 DNKA 0846 18LIbomAir IAN4106 DNAI 0850 18LAirpeace APK7221 0859 18L.

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