The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says its team of engineers has inspected the runway of the Port Harcourt International Airport and declared it safe for flight operations.
The General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu disclosed this in a Sunday statement.
She said that FAAN temporarily shut the airport on Saturday after Air Peace Aircraft 5N BRN skidded off the runway at about 15:00hrs.
According to her, the aircraft was pulled out of its obstructing position at about 15.08hours on Sunday and a team of engineers engaged in a thorough inspection of the runway, declaring the airspace safe for flight operations at 17:55hours.
Yakubu said, “Following a skidding incident yesterday involving an Air Peace flight with registration number 5N BRN, flying from Abuja to Port Harcourt, the Port Harcourt International Airport runway has been thoroughly inspected and cleared.
“The airport is now reopened for normal flight operations.
“The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has issued a notice to Airmen (NOTAM) to that effect in line with standards and recommended practice.
“We want to assure all airport users that FAAN is committed to her core values of Safety, Security and Comfort.”