British Airways has commended the Federal Government for completing the repairs on the Abuja airport runway on schedule.
Kola Olayinka, the airline’s Regional Commercial Manager for West Africa, lauded the government in a statement on Saturday in Lagos.
Olayinka said the airline has commenced flights to and from the airport.
According to him, British Airways is very pleased that the international airport has reopened.
“British Airways BA83, scheduled to depart Terminal 5 at Heathrow, London on April 19, arrived at Abuja at 4:48 a.m. on April 20, as the first BA flight, following the re-opening.
“British Airways BA82 scheduled to depart Abuja Airport to London, left by 7:05 a.m., also on the same day.
“British Airways will like to applaud the Minister of State (Aviation), Sen. Hadi Sirika, and his team, for the brilliant job done on the Abuja runway,’’ he said.
He added that the airline will continue to be associated with the growth of the aviation sector in Nigeria.
Olayinka also assured the airline’s customers and the general public of unparalleled services, going forward.