Foreign airlines have refused to use Kaduna International Airport as the alternative to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, which is due to be shut beginning from 12 a.m. Wednesday
The Minister of State Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said that so far only Ethiopian Airlines has agreed to use the Kaduna airport as an alternative.
The Federal Government has, meanwhile, concluded plans to close the Abuja airport as uplift of Abuja-Kaduna expressway was perfected.
The closure will last for six weeks to allow a comprehensive maintenance of the airport runway.
The decision to close the only airport in the federal capital has been criticised by aviation experts and several international airlines warned they will not operate the Kaduna route.
Mr. Sirika said observations made by acting President Yemi Osinbajo who was in Kaduna Airport on Friday had been “taken care of.”