Ethiopian Airline plane lands in Abuja as airport reopens

Ethiopian Airline’s Airbus 350 plane was the first aircraft to land at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja after the airport opened for use 24 hours ahead of schedule.

The plane touched down at the airport at 12.10p.m. to mark the reopening of the facility after repair works were carried out on its ‘ dilapidated’ runway for six weeks. Domestic and international flights will be diverted to Kaduna, 170 kilometres away.

The airport was closed completely for runway repairs on March 8 and was scheduled to open for regular traffic on April 19.

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