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Abuja Airport: Planned Closure

1/9/2017 4:49:49 PM
Members planning flight operations to and from Abuja, Nigeria should be aware of a planned six-week closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. The airport (ICAO: DNAA, IATA: ABV) plans to close on 8 March for runway repairs. 

Abuja Nigeria airportFlights bound for Abuja will be diverted to Kaduna Airport (ICAO: DNKA, IATA: KAD, Kaduna state), 130 miles (210km) to the north during this time. 

Carefully review your flight schedules if planning operations to Abuja during the affected period.

If using an alternate overnight operating location, ensure you have conducted a specific pre-travel threat assessment for suitability.

Members are advised to contact the MedAire Aviation Security team for additional information if planning to travel in the area. 

For the latest information and advice, members are advised to register for email alerts and review the travel security updates on MedAire’s Trip Ready app and the MedAire Member Portal.