Kaduna Airport begins its international operations as Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 flight landed from Addis Ababa at 11:30am and Azman Air also touched down at 11:45am.
International operations begins at Kaduna Airport, Kaduna state on Wednesday, March 8 following the closing of Abuja Airport set to be renovated this year.
About one hundred and ten passengers reportedly landed and took off at the Airport from Ethiopia on board the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 flight which landed at 11:30am, Vanguard reports.
The airline landed at the airport with 50 passengers from AddisAbaba and took off with 60 passengers.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika was on ground to welcome the passengers and monitored activities in the airports.
When interviewed, Sirika said the new terminal building was over 95 percent complete and it's capable of processing huge number of passengers at a time. The Minister inspected the screening facilities,the customs area, the poet health services area, Immigration and other facilities.
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Meanwhile, the unions in the aviation sector on Thursday, March 2, kicked against the Federal Government’s appointment of “an outsider” as the General Manager (Finance) of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
Reports have it that they made their position known during a peaceful protest at the FAAN headquarters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.