The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has duly certified and announced the reopening of the Benin Airport, following months of suspended flight activities.
According to This Day, flight operations were suspended at the airport on June 28, 2015 to enable authorities of the airport carry out rehabilitation work on the runway which was in bad shape as well as put in place other infrastructure considered crucial to flight operations and safety.
Speaking with pressmen, the Benin Airport Manager, Mr. Sunday Ayodele, confirmed the resumption, stating however that the airport was never closed to other activities apart from the runway which needed to be fixed for the safety of passengers.
According to him, the airport was only suspended to flight activities by the various airlines flying in and out of the state.
Regretting the pains the suspension might have caused its numerous customers, especially passengers who use the airport, Ayodele observed that it was intended to ensure their safety and serve them better.
He disclosed that flight operations would commence this weekend, promising that adequate security measures had been put in place to prevent intruders from gaining access to the runway after the stowaway incident and other threats.