Why International Flight In Lagos International Airport Has Been Suspended

LAGOS FEBRUARY 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Presently, International flight in and out of Muritala Mohammed International Airport has been suspended. Most international flight has been diverted to  Accra, Ghana.

For instance, British Airways and Emirate Airlines are among the carriers unable to land at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos and were instead rerouted to Ghana. The diversions are roiling travel plans for many of their customers, according to statements emailed to affected passengers and reviewed by CNN.

The diversion was as a result of poor weather in Lagos, which is Nigeria’s commercial hub, and inadequate equipment to check visibility, according to the country’s Ministry of Aviation.

The airport is “in the process of replacing the old category 2 Instrument Landing Systems with the newly procured category 3 system that allows for the lowest visibility landing,” said James Odaudu, director of public affairs for Nigeria’s Ministry of Aviation.

Instrument Landing System (ILS) works as a signal navigation aid that guides pilots when landing in low visibility. Airport authorities in Lagos experienced difficulties replacing their old ILS with a new one, making it impossible for airplanes to land.

Nigeria after initial promises to do so.

“We landed in Accra on Tuesday night and they kept stringing us along. They kept changing the time, saying, “We will leave at 11 pm, we will leave at 2 pm’ but we are still here,” he said in reference to British Airways, in an interview with CNN.

Olatunji-David and other passengers have been in Accra for about three days.

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