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Kaduna airport reopens for flight operations — two months after attack

Kaduna airport reopens for flight operations — two months after attack
May 23
17:45 2022

The Kaduna airport has resumed flight operations two months after shutting down over an attack by gunmen.

Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, acting general manager, corporate affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), confirmed this to TheCable on Monday.

Hope-Ivbaze said flight operations commenced today.

“Flight operations to Kaduna airport have commenced today with Azman Air,” she said.


In March, TheCable reported how gunmen attacked the airport and killed a security guard.

They were, however, repelled by security operatives.

On its official Twitter account, Azman Air announced the resumption of flights to the Kaduna airport, making it the first airline to resume operations on the route since the incident.


The airline had halted flight operations into Kaduna following the attack.

“Azman Air landed at Kaduna Airport today 23rd May, 2022, to the elation and cheers of passengers, stakeholders, and staff,” Azman Air tweeted.

“It was a defining moment for the aviation community as the airport is reopened after being closed for two months. It’s so exciting to be back!”


The attack on the airport occurred on the same day a train on its way from Abuja to Kaduna was attacked by gunmen in the Kateri-Rijana area.



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