The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has been reopened for business operations after six weeks of closure due to repairs on the runaway.
An Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900 became the first plane to land on the renovated runway on Tuesday.
Local Nigerian airlines, including Medview and Air Peace, have announced their intention to start traveling via the Abuja route from Wednesday.
The Airport was reopened by the Minsiter of Aviation Hadi Sirika on Tuesday.
The minister was happy on the reopening of the airport before the 19th April deadline.
Sirika also informed Nigerians of the development on social media, in a series of tweets: “Runway friction test, the final activity concluded. Just landed on the runway, everything is perfect. We beat the deadline. We thank you.”
“Abuja runway 100% completed and certified by Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. Consequently the airport is open for operations. Thank u”