By Emegwoako C. Paschal
Air Peace, a Nigerian carrier, has stated that some of its flights may be delayed due to runway incursion caused by the closure of the runway at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
“We wish to bring to the attention of the flying public, particularly our esteemed customers, that the Abuja Airport runway was temporarily closed due to a runway incursion that occurred this morning (Saturday, November 5th),” the airline said in a statement.
“As a result of this unexpected occurrence, flights scheduled to operate into and out of Abuja will be delayed, disrupting our flight schedule for the day.”
“While we regret the impact this development has had on your travel plans today, we are doing everything we can to minimize the resulting disruptions,” the airline stated.
However, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, and other relevant agencies have remained silent on the matter.
Any occurrence at an aerodrome involving the incorrect presence of an aircraft, vehicle, or person on the protected area of a surface designated for aircraft landing and take-off is referred to as a runway incursion.