Alert: Likely flight delays as FAAN shuts MMA runway for 3 months

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it is shutting the Murtala Muhammed International Airport’s runway to domestic flights for three months. The agency said the closure will enable it carry out repairs and installation of Air Field Lighting.

During the duration, international and local airlines will use the international runway (18R/36L) for landing and take-off.

FAAN, in its statement, said: “As part of efforts aimed at improving  safety and efficiency of flight operations at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria  has concluded arrangements to complete the installation of CAT III Airfield Ground Lighting system on Runway 18L/36R. The project, which will commence effectively on Friday, July 8, 2022, is expected to last for 90 days.

“Consequently, Runway 18L/36R will be closed to flight operations during this time. However, stakeholders are to note that there will be no disruption. All normal flight operations will be conducted through runway 18R/36L. A NOTAM (Notice to Air Men) to this effect has already been published and disseminated accordingly.”