Port Harcourt airport records smooth flight schedules after fire

Normal flight operations have resumed at the Port Harcourt International Airport after three days of closure following a bush fire.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the fire engulfed part of the airport’s surrounding bushes on Saturday and resulting in flights delay.

Following the successful extinguishing of the fire, the Federal Airport Authority declared the airport safe for flight operations.

Some of the passengers who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria said that flight schedules remained unaltered from the early hours of Monday.

Mrs Jane Ibechi, an Arik Air passenger, who had a 10 a.m. flight, was excited as she did not encounter any flight delay.

Another passenger, Mr Nna Isreal said that unlike the past few days, flight schedules so far had remained stable.

However, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN’s General Manager, Corporate Affairs, had said in a statement made available to NANthat the airport had since reopened for normal flight operations.