Friday, January 22

Sibu Airport resumes normal operations after faulty runway lights repaired


Passengers checking their flight information at Sibu Airport. File Photo

SIBU: Sibu Airport has resumed operations this morning, with scheduled departing and arriving flights operating as usual.

Sibu Airport manager Zainuddin Abu Nasir said that the runway that was closed on Tuesday evening has been reopened.

“We were worried that the airport’s night operations will be affected if the fault we detected with its runway edge lights were not repaired.

“However we managed to detect the cause of the fault at 9.13pm and were able to fully repair it by 10pm last night,” he said when contacted today.

Zainuddin also said that passengers can contact their respective airlines to get an update on their flight schedule or visit Malaysia Airports Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts for updates.

On Tuesday, the airport was forced to close its runway at 7pm after a runway lighting failure was detected.

The closure had affected a total of 1,561 passengers on 12 domestic flights operated by MASwings and AirAsia, which were subsequently cancelled.