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FAAN speaks on alleged flight diversion to Ghana Benin Republic

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has reacted to reports that international flights were been diverted to neighbouring Ghana and Benin Republic due to ongoing repairs at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Runway in Ikeja, Lagos State.

Reports had emerged that there were diversions of international flights to other countries.

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Reacting, Mrs Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN denied the rumours in a statement on Thursday in Lagos.

She said there was a planned rehabilitation of Runways 18R/36L (international runway) slated from June 4 to June 5, between 0600hrs-1300hrs UTC daily.

She insisted that during the period, Runway 18L/36R (the domestic runway) would still be in use for all inbound and outbound flight operations as scheduled, while maintenance would be going on Runway 18R/36L.

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She added that FAAN management also reiterated to travelling passengers and the general public that inbound and outbound flights at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport would be operating unhindered.

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