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Port Harcourt International Airport

Airport information
 Location of Airport in Nigeria
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorFederal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
ServesPort Harcourt, Nigeria
Elevation27 m (87 ft)

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Port Harcourt International Airport is an international airport located in Omagwa, a suburb of Port Harcourt city in Rivers State, Nigeria. The airport consists of a single terminal with separate facilities for international and domestic flights. In 2009, the airport served 1,081,587 passengers, making it the third busiest airport in Nigeria.

On August 18, 2006, the airport was closed for repairs. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority stated that the emergency shutdown was in order to overhaul the runway and build a fence around the facility. Such maintenance had been in planning stages for several months, but an electrical fire on August 17, 2006 made repairs immediately necessary. All domestic flights were diverted to Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Akanu Ibiam International Airport and Margaret Ekpo International Airport while international flights were diverted to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja or Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

Repair work started in January 2007, while re-opening was originally expected to be in August 2007. In June 2007, work was suspended due to safety concerns of the engineers.

In December 2007, the airport was reopened to a limited capacity. Operations were restricted to daytime until the first quarter of 2008, by which time the new CAT III lighting system became fully operational.

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