The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Monday, said the runway at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja, Lagos State, will be shut for eight weeks to carry out maintenance work. In a tweet on Monday, the Authority reiterated its commitment to safety, security and comfort – its core values.
The Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos Runway 18R/36L is closed for Maintenance effective 11th March for a period of 8weeks, while Runway 18L/36R remains open to full flight operations. pic.twitter.com/wG7bEXmF3W
— Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (@FAAN_Official) March 13, 2023
FAAN announced this in a statement on Monday;
“This is to notify the public that runway 18R/36L of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos has been closed for eight weeks for Maintenance work to be carried out,” the statement read.
For the duration of the maintenance exercise, international flights operations will be redirected to Taxiway B-18L.
You should know the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency had closed down the international runway for repairs. Now, eight months later, the Runway 18 left at the domestic wing of the airport has been closed as well. This closure was necessary for contractors to install the airfield ground lighting system which had been neglected for over 15 years.