[Lagos]–The General Manager Public Affairs of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, has announced that the Kaduna International Airport, Kaduna, KIAK, is now fit and ready for a 24-hour local and international flights operation.
Adurogboye, who said this in Lagos on Tuesday revealed that all necessary steps to ensure that the status of the airport as an alternative airport to the Abuja International Airport during the closure had been taken.
The Federal Government had, earlier, announced the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, effective from Wednesday to allow for extensive repairs on the runway.
Adurogboye while assuring passengers of safety and security, said that everything for continuous smooth landings and takeoffs has been taken care of.
He said, “The navigational aids have been well calibrated and fully functional to facilitate continuous smooth landings and takeoffs.
“Therefore, towards seamless flight operations in line with Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs) all relevant departments and directorates with full complement of staff have been redeployed to Kaduna.”
The NCAA official who said that a team of Aviation Safety Inspectors, ASI, from the Directorate of Airworthiness Standards, DAWS, had already moved to the airport to ensure safety and security of airline operations, also revealed that necessary measures have been taken for smooth integration of the additional staff coming to Kaduna.
Mr. Adurogboye further revealed that the Directorate of Consumer Protection, DCP, Directorate of Air Transport Regulations, DATR, Directorate of Aerodrome and Airspace Standard, DAAS, and Aviation Security Personnel were already at the airport.
Other agencies deployed to the airport are: Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, Nigerian Customs and Exercise, and Nigerian Immigration Service.
He noted that at the commencement of flights, the Ethiopian Airlines would be the first scheduled airline to arrive the Kaduna airport upon the closure of Abuja airport.Please Follow Us @ThePageNg