Flights on Thursday, February 13th were rerouted from the Lagos International Airport to the Kotoka International Airport due to poor visibility caused by the harmattan and faulty equipment at the Nigerian airport.
Bloomberg News reports that airlines such as British Airways, Delta and Emirates were forced to reroute flights to Accra and also to Abuja.
“International flights bound for Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, are diverting to Ghana’s capital, Accra, over poor visibility and faulty landing equipment, the Aviation Ministry said,” Bloomberg reported Thursday.
“British Airways, Delta and Emirate airlines are among international carriers that couldn’t land at the Lagos airport and were diverted to Ghana and Abuja, the West African nation’s capital.
” A new instrument landing system is being installed to provide a more efficient guide to aircraft into the airport, the authorities said. A seasonal dust haze blowing from the Sahara Desert has reduced visibility across West Africa.” Bloomberg’s report concluded.