The airport in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, will be closed in February for six weeks so that they runway can be repaired. Flights will be re-routed to Kaduna airport – a smaller domestic airport over 100 miles away that does not currently match the security and infrastructure, and is accessed by an poor quality road through insecure areas.

From Reuters

Nigeria to close capital’s airport for six weeks to fix runway

Nigeria will close the airport in the capital Abuja for six weeks from February to repair its badly damaged runway, the government said on Tuesday, after airlines threatened to stop flying there.

Flights to Abuja will be diverted to Kaduna, an airport used primarily for domestic flights and where airlines give out handwritten boarding passes. Kaduna lies about 160 km (100 miles) to the north of the capital and is linked by a pot-holed road where kidnappings have taken place.

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