The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Sunday has okayed the resumption of flight activities at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa after a massive fire outbreak on Saturday.
The disclosure was made in a statement released by its General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, made the disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday.
However, the fire was reported to have prevented a Max Air flight from taking off while an Arik flight had to return to base.
A Dana flight from Abuja to Port Harcourt also reportedly had to return to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, as it could not land due to the fire outbreak.
According to FAAN, the fire was caused as a result of bush fire.
The airport was then closed but eventually re-opened on Sunday.
A message in its twitter handle reads: “Following a careful evaluation and mitigation of the impact of the bush fire earlier reported around the Port Harcourt International Airport and the dissipation of smokes around the airside, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to inform the general public that the airport has now been re-opened to operations. “Normal flight activities have therefore re-commenced at the airport”.