Flight operations were disrupted at the international terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, for two days; Saturday and Sunday, following continued power outage.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the power outage affected international flights.
The General Manager, Public Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr Yakubu Dati, confirmed the development on Sunday in Lagos to journalists.
“There was a power outage from the PHCN and the airport has continued to rely on our independent power supply.
“However, when power was restored, the surge adversely affected the K16 transformer that serves the Air-bridges and rendered them unserviceable.
“This has adversely affected operations of departing flights. The heavy rainfall has further delayed attempts by our electrical engineers to effect repairs immediately,” he said.
However, FAAN had apologised to passengers, airlines and the general public for the inconvenience caused by the development.
The authority said that efforts were being made to find a lasting solution to it
According to NAN, passengers that were either boarding or disembarking aircraft now used the ramps rather than the tarmac fingers at the nation’s busiest airport,
As at Saturday, Aug. 27, the disruption necessitated by the power failure affected international flights operated by KLM/Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa and South Africa Airways.
A source close to one of the airlines told NAN that the disruption continued on Sunday as electricity had not been restored.
The source said that passengers on international flights operated by Arik Air, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Air Maroc also used the ramp.