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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by BedLam: 10:10pm On Feb 14
JosephXavier:
This is an act of incompetence from the BA
They should be sued for tgis
Since the visibility I. Lagos is not encouraging, what happened to Abuja airport, what happened to calabar, what happened to portharcourt, what happened to bayelsa?
If this is in their country they would have fined Nigeria 20billion just as they did with P&ID
British is the Origin of scam

They are filled my friend, almost every airline is using Abuja and very few are flying that, say Turkish and emirates and they can't give up their seats since it has to be double( Lagos bound passengers).

But then, I doubt the authenticity if this report because airlines have a policy of not taking you to another country other than your origin.

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Commentor: 10:12pm On Feb 14
SarkinYarki:


How do u improve visibility? The best thing to do is to fix the ILS in the airport and no claiming you will make weather better

So as a minister of aviation you don't know why Airlines choose to reroute to Ghana other than Abuja ..okay then let me list the reasons out for you .

1 .Kotoka Airport Ghana is closer to Lagos than Abuja and so will save the airline more fuel

2. The ILS service in Abuja airport is epileptic and obsolete CAT 1 while Kotoka has CAT 3b where an aircraft can land with even just 50 ft of visibility

3 .the cost of aviation fuel is cheaper and more accessible than Nigeria

4 Kotoka airport Ghana has better runway service than any airport in Nigeria

So Mr minister you can see why any reasonable crew will opt to reroute to Ghana than head to Abuja




You are fond of making outlandish statements with a sole purpose in mind.

From CNN:

The airport is "in the process of replacing the old category 2 Instrument Landing Systems with the newly procured category 3 system that allows for the lowest visibility landing," said James Odaudu, director of public affairs for Nigeria's Ministry of Aviation.

Instrument Landing System (ILS) works as a signal navigation aid that guides pilots when landing in low visibility. Airport authorities in Lagos experienced difficulties replacing their old ILS with a new one, making it impossible for airplanes to land.

"Unfortunately, there was a malfunctioning of certain components, which, coupled with the unforeseen weather conditions, made landing at the airport difficult," Odaudu said in the statement.

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by BedLam: 10:13pm On Feb 14
emmanuelpopson:


there are limit's to that..don't say aircrafts doesn't land during winter? where the Sky's a bit whiter than now self. so the govt shd improve the airport facilities a except prices of things go up...imagine the cargo terminal ll empty in mmia kos no plane landed for the past 4days n nothing was done...

Some of these people don't fly so don't blame them, you don't need to be an expert to know MMIA has poor ILS compared to other airports.

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by BedLam: 10:14pm On Feb 14
Commentor:


You are fond of making outlandish statements with a sole purpose in mind.

From CNN:

The airport is "in the process of replacing the old category 2 Instrument Landing Systems with the newly procured category 3 system that allows for the lowest visibility landing," said James Odaudu, director of public affairs for Nigeria's Ministry of Aviation.

Instrument Landing System (ILS) works as a signal navigation aid that guides pilots when landing in low visibility. Airport authorities in Lagos experienced difficulties replacing their old ILS with a new one, making it impossible for airplanes to land.

"Unfortunately, there was a malfunctioning of certain components, which, coupled with the unforeseen weather conditions, made landing at the airport difficult," Odaudu said in the statement.
This is still incompetence!

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Queseda: 10:15pm On Feb 14
If you want to unravel why Nigeria is in such a terrible state, a visit to Nairaland is all you need to see reasons. Just imagine some dolts already abusing Buhari when it was clearly stated that bad weather is the reason.
I think most of these Nairaland anti-Buharists have a common sickness, it is called post-election trauma grin
Truly, many are mad, but few are roaming grin

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by MedicH: 10:15pm On Feb 14
SarkinYarki:
After 5 years if Useless Buhari Lagos international airport doesn't have ILS glide scope guide in ..please what is Buhari doing as president


Releasing arrested boko haram terrorists without trial.

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by rovher(m): 10:15pm On Feb 14
Can u imagine, Naija my country, and the govt are watching how these guys treat us like shhiiii, i already given up on naija tey tey sef ...
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Iziquiel(m): 10:16pm On Feb 14
JasonScoolari:
Dear Baba Lifeless,


You left 1500 Lagos-bound passengers stranded just because you want to look for trouble at the burial ceremony of Nnamdi Kanu's parents?

When will you change? Ehn! When? Is it until the rotten vulture meat barbecue business man call you a moronic drunkard before you'll come to your senses?


Shame!

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Commentor: 10:16pm On Feb 14
BedLam:

This is still incompetence!

You may call it that but I also know the British Airways flight from London Heathrow to Cape Town scheduled for Monday night couldn't depart Heathrow due to weather.

I guess that's incompetence too.

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by MedicH: 10:17pm On Feb 14
Queseda:
If you want to unravel why Nigeria is in such a terrible state, a visit to Nairaland is all you need to see reasons. Just imagine some dolts already abusing Buhari when it was clearly stated that bad weather is the reason.
I think most of these Nairaland anti-Buharists have a common sickness, it is called post-election trauma grin
Truly, many are mad, but few are roaming grin


Are u educated enough to detect issues bordering on the demonstration of gross incompetence?




From CNN:

The airport is "in the process of replacing the old category 2 Instrument Landing Systems with the newly procured category 3 system that allows for the lowest visibility landing," said James Odaudu, director of public affairs for Nigeria's Ministry of Aviation.

Instrument Landing System (ILS) works as a signal navigation aid that guides pilots when landing in low visibility. Airport authorities in Lagos experienced difficulties replacing their old ILS with a new one, making it impossible for airplanes to land.

"Unfortunately, there was a malfunctioning of certain components, which, coupled with the unforeseen weather conditions, made landing at the airport difficult," Odaudu said in the statement.

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by sulaak: 10:17pm On Feb 14
SarkinYarki:


How do u improve visibility? The best thing to do is to fix the ILS in the airport and no claiming you will make weather better

So as a minister of aviation you don't know why Airlines choose to reroute to Ghana other than Abuja ..okay then let me list the reasons out for you .

1 .Kotoka Airport Ghana is closer to Lagos than Abuja and so will save the airline more fuel

2. The ILS service in Abuja airport is epileptic and obsolete CAT 1 while Kotoka has CAT 3b where an aircraft can land with even just 50 ft of visibility

3 .the cost of aviation fuel is cheaper and more accessible than Nigeria

4 Kotoka airport Ghana has better runway service than any airport in Nigeria

So Mr minister you can see why any reasonable crew will opt to reroute to Ghana than head to Abuja




First, privatise the current Airports and build more international Airports to be operated by private enterprise.

The South West requires three more international Airport to serve Abeokuta, Akure, Ibadan and Ilorin.

I live on the border of London and I am 1hrs drive access to Heathrow, Luton, Gatwick (owned by a Nigerian led business), Stanstead, City Airport, Birmingham and London Oxford Airport.
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by JONNYSPUTE(m): 10:18pm On Feb 14
thatigboman will not say anything concerning this one

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by staga: 10:28pm On Feb 14
Too many ignorant folks. My spouse was affected as well. I prefer her to be delayed and arrive safely after a few days. There has been an extreme harmattan haze over Southern Nigeria. No flights flew to PH today. Even planes that were supposed to land in Lagos had to be diverted to Abuja.

When visibility over an airport is near zero, do you expect the government to do magic? DOn't flights get cancelled when volcanic mountains in Iceland and other places in Europe start spewing ash into the atmosphere? Must we criticize the government and our country at every turn?

Abge make we chill jor!

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by kolaaderin: 10:29pm On Feb 14
MedicH:



Are u educated enough to detect issues bordering on the demonstration of gross incompetence?




From CNN:

The airport is "in the process of replacing the old category 2 Instrument Landing Systems with the newly procured category 3 system that allows for the lowest visibility landing," said James Odaudu, director of public affairs for Nigeria's Ministry of Aviation.

Instrument Landing System (ILS) works as a signal navigation aid that guides pilots when landing in low visibility. Airport authorities in Lagos experienced difficulties replacing their old ILS with a new one, making it impossible for airplanes to land.

"Unfortunately, there was a malfunctioning of certain components, which, coupled with the unforeseen weather conditions, made landing at the airport difficult," Odaudu said in the statement.
And what does that tells you, this government is doing all they could to bring back the glory of the country as to put the airport to advance standard, other previous government spent billions of dollar on outdated equipments.

Shame on PDP and their supporters.

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Xioxing: 10:31pm On Feb 14

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Yodexy: 10:37pm On Feb 14
SarkinYarki:


How do u improve visibility? The best thing to do is to fix the ILS in the airport and no claiming you will make weather better

So as a minister of aviation you don't know why Airlines choose to reroute to Ghana other than Abuja ..okay then let me list the reasons out for you .

1 .Kotoka Airport Ghana is closer to Lagos than Abuja and so will save the airline more fuel

2. The ILS service in Abuja airport is epileptic and obsolete CAT 1 while Kotoka has CAT 3b where an aircraft can land with even just 50 ft of visibility

3 .the cost of aviation fuel is cheaper and more accessible than Nigeria

4 Kotoka airport Ghana has better runway service than any airport in Nigeria

So Mr minister you can see why any reasonable crew will opt to reroute to Ghana than head to Abuja




But petrol is 145 naira in Nigeria, same Petrol sells for 5 cedis and 20 pesewas = 350 naira in Ghana

Why is the reverse the case when it comes to aviation fuel?

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by JosephXavier(m): 10:39pm On Feb 14
BedLam:


They are filled my friend, almost every airline is using Abuja and very few are flying that, say Turkish and emirates and they can't give up their seats since it has to be double( Lagos bound passengers).

But then, I doubt the authenticity if this report because airlines have a policy of not taking you to another country other than your origin.
Just like you said brother
I still doubt the authenticity of the report

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by BedLam: 10:40pm On Feb 14
Commentor:


You may call it that but I also know the British Airways flight from London Heathrow to Cape Town scheduled for Monday night couldn't depart Heathrow due to weather.

I guess that's incompetence too.
So if it's a single airline then that is isolated, stop defending nonsense. Did other airlines cancel flights to Cape town on the same day as well? And "bad weather" is a wide range, so you have to tell us exactly what aspect of bad weather was their problem, and how long it persisted!
If there's is a pattern , then yes it's incompetence!

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by thesicilian: 10:40pm On Feb 14
emmanuelpopson:


there are limit's to that..don't say aircrafts doesn't land during winter? where the Sky's a bit whiter than now self. so the govt shd improve the airport facilities a except prices of things go up...imagine the cargo terminal ll empty in mmia kos no plane landed for the past 4days n nothing was done...
yeah, but until the facilities are improved, we have to respect the elements. It's the consequence of choosing bad leaders.

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by anonymousghost2(m): 10:43pm On Feb 14
sulaak:


First, privatise the current Airports and the build more international Airports to be operated by private enterprise.

The South West requires three more international Airport to serve Abeokuta, Akure, Ibadan and Ilorin.

I live on the border of London and I am 1hrs drive access to Heathrow, Luton, Gatwick (owned by a Nigerian led business), Stanstead, City Airport, Birmingham and London Oxford Airport.

What of South south , south east ? Nonsense talk..
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Iko5000: 10:43pm On Feb 14
Another illiterate on Nairaland .
JosephXavier:
This is an act of incompetence from the BA
They should be sued for this
Since the visibility of Lagos is not encouraging, what happened to Abuja airport, what happened to calabar, what happened to portharcourt, what happened to bayelsa?
If this is in their country they would have fined Nigeria 20billion just as they did with P&ID
British is the Origin of scam
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Thirteenblood: 10:45pm On Feb 14
Wow

Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by vaxx1: 10:46pm On Feb 14
dre11:
‘1500’ Lagos-bound passengers stranded in Ghana — four days after flight diversion



https://www.thecable.ng/1500-lagos-bound-passengers-stranded-in-ghana-four-days-after-flight-diversion
Ghana airport is seriously making lots of gains here .... landing fees and overflight fees for the diversion , this exclude the numerous hotel booking and restaurant reserve. Another boost to the economy.

in a nut shell , Ghana is making additional money thru this.
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by klax(m): 10:46pm On Feb 14
SarkinYarki:
After 5 years if Useless Buhari Lagos international airport doesn't have ILS glide scope guide in ..please what is Buhari doing as president

Buhari is still in surprising mood. His brain has be set on surprise mode. Bandit, herdsmen, boko haram and failure are still surprising him.

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by BedLam: 10:47pm On Feb 14
sulaak:


First, privatise the current Airports and the build more international Airports to be operated by private enterprise.

The South West requires three more international Airport to serve Abeokuta, Akure, Ibadan and Ilorin.

I live on the border of London and I am 1hrs drive access to Heathrow, Luton, Gatwick (owned by a Nigerian led business), Stanstead, City Airport, Birmingham and London Oxford Airport.

Haha! It is funny how you think having a huge population is enough to build more airports. No, it's not and MMIA is not fully utilized in its current state, capacity wise.
privatization, yes but not building newer ones for now because we are still very poor and people build more airports not just because of the citizens but for purpose of tourism and business travelers and we need to own at least 3 standard carriers with hubs in different parts of the country or it's just another waste.

This is why Qatar with less than 300k citizens have an airport that is busier than all international airports in Nigeria, it's not the citizens that make use of them!

Airports are used and busier because they are hubs.

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by crash12345: 10:52pm On Feb 14
lol,Nigeria is truly a zoo.You have 1,500 passengers stuck at Accra because of your poor substandard biggest airport and you guys still open that your poverty capital of the world mouth to talk.Disgraceful zoo.Or you think it's rainy season and perfect clear weather in Accra forgetting that Accra to Lagos is barely 1 hour and that Accra is experiencing similar harmattan weather but the difference is Ghana has a world-class airport in West Africa that can stand any weather due to world-class facilities.

Direct your anger to your useless government who have been taking 200 million people for a ride for over 60 years with all your resources buh rank highest in poverty, crime,banned from immigrating to the US,terrorism in your entire northern zones,no electricity, etc etc and stop directing your energy by hating on a blessed nation like Ghana.

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by JosephXavier(m): 10:54pm On Feb 14
Iko5000:
Another illiterate on Nairaland .

Serious?
Please do you know the meaning of that word?
You don't just use any word in the wrong context to abuse people just because you feel the word is offensive
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Commentor: 10:56pm On Feb 14
BedLam:
So if it's a single airline then that is isolated, stop defending nonsense. Did other airlines cancel flights to Cape town on the same day as well? And "bad weather" is a wide range, so you have to tell us exactly what aspect of bad weather was their problem, and how long it persisted!
If there's is a pattern , then yes it's incompetence!

Lots of flights out of Heathrow were cancelled on Monday.

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by yommitte00(m): 10:57pm On Feb 14
SarkinYarki:
After 5 years if Useless Buhari Lagos international airport doesn't have ILS glide scope guide in ..please what is Buhari doing as president

Oga. I'm am air traffic engineer. The CAT III ILS was what failed. CaAT II ILS is still functional. The weather is extremely bad

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Splashme: 11:00pm On Feb 14
Buhari is a shithole

Nigeria is a shithole
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by chiedozie198100: 11:04pm On Feb 14
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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by dataking: 11:22pm On Feb 14
Queseda:
If you want to unravel why Nigeria is in such a terrible state, a visit to Nairaland is all you need to see reasons. Just imagine some dolts already abusing Buhari when it was clearly stated that bad weather is the reason.
I think most of these Nairaland anti-Buharists have a common sickness, it is called post-election trauma grin
Truly, many are mad, but few are roaming grin

Just shut it. Paid rat

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