Nigerian capital airport closing for runway repair

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s aviation authority says it is closing the capital’s international airport for runway repairs from Saturday night to Monday morning.

The airport is served by a host of domestic flights in addition to daily international flights to Europe, the United States and the Middle East provided by Nigeria’s Arik Air, in addition to Air France, British Airways, Delta, Lufthansa and Emirates.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria said in a statement Saturday that Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) will be closed from midnight Saturday (2300 GMT) to 6 a.m. (0500 GMT) Monday.

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