The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has suspended the extension of working hours to airways flying into dawn to sundown airports.
With this directive, working hours would now not be prolonged to airways flying into airports like Kaduna, Owerri, Katsina, Asaba, Benin and different airports throughout the nation.
Out of the 26 airports within the nation, solely 5 aerodromes like Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Port Harcourt, and Enugu function 24-hour flight operations.
Sundown airports discuss with aerodromes with out touchdown amenities, which signifies that airways can solely function to between 7a.m to 6p.m.
Talking on the 2022 Airline and Airport Enterprise Summit in Lagos on Wednesday, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu mentioned that FAAN would now not grant extension hours to airways that function into such airports.
He mentioned FAAN in collaboration with the Nigerian Airspace Administration Company (NAMA) took the choice within the curiosity of security and safety conditions of the business.
In case of a delay within the originating airport, Yadudu mentioned the authority would take a call on that sooner or later.
Additionally, Yadudu mentioned that passenger site visitors in Nigeria as of August 2022, had risen by 69 p.c when in comparison with the identical interval in 2021.
He additionally added that plane motion elevated by over 46 p.c after the COVID-19, inside the interval underneath evaluation.
Within the space of automobile go motion, Yadudu disclosed that from 191,000 tons in 2020, the cargo motion elevated to 381,000 tons in 2021, including that the authority was working with different stakeholders within the air cargo logistics worth chain to enhance automobile go export.