Bushfire: FAAN reopens Port Harcourt Airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced the reopening of flight operations at the Port Harcourt International Airport (PHIA) to the general public.

Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, said on Sunday in Lagos that the airport was on Saturday night closed due to the fire incident.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that FAAN had on Saturday night announced the temporary closure of Port Harcourt International Airport runway following a bush fire incident close to the area.

Mrs Yakubu said the airport was reopened less than 24 hours after it was closed for proper investigation of the incident.

She explained that the reopening followed a careful evaluation and mitigation of the impact of the bush fire earlier reported around the airport.

She further stated that the incident had caused the dissipation of smokes around the airport.

She, however, said FAAN remained committed to its core values of safety, security and comfort of its passengers and airport users.(NAN)

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