Passengers stranded as aircraft overshoots Abuja airport runway

Scores of air travellers were stranded at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja early today as an aircraft belonging to Skybird which overshot the runway late Wednesday and got stuck on it disrupted other airlines’ flight operations in the early hours. Available information on the incident indicated that the Gulfstream 4 aircraft, landed through Runway […]

FG orders thorough checks on passengers, luggage at airports

The Federal Government has directed all security agencies at the nation’s airports to be more thorough in their screening of passengers and luggage in order to ensure safety of air travellers, officials and people in the airports. The directive, which is among other measures being adopted by the government, was given following the recent threat […]

Ebola: FAAN tightens screening procedures at airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigerian (FAAN) has stepped up screening procedures at arrival lounges of the nation’s airports in order to prevent unsuspecting passengers with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) from entering the country. The authority commenced serious inspection on all the screening points at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos since yesterday, when […]

Congo Ebola Outbreak: FAAN assures air travellers adequate protection

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has re-assured passengers and other airport users of safety across its network of airports nationwide. The assurance came barely 24 hours after a fresh outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus was reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The FAAN authorities in a statement signed by the General […]

FAAN vows to checkmate drug peddling through Nigerian airports

In adherence to the International Air Transport Association’s ban on toxic materials and the criminality of drug peddling through airports by unsuspecting passengers, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has vowed to tighten all loose ends at the nation’s international airports to checkmate such incidences. The Managing Director, Engr. Saleh Dunoma, FAAN, told members […]