Flight schedules to and from the Douala International airport has began witnessing adjustments from since Monday April 10, 2016 following a partial shutdown of its airspace. For 15 days, the airport will be closed to air traffic for four hours daily from 4am to 8am.
The fifteen day period is intended to enable engineers and technicians complete rehabilitation work on the transport space. The Douala airport authorities’ have estimated that during the 15 days of rehabilitation work, close to 60 flights from about 200 destinations will be redirected to Yaoundé or rescheduled.
Prior to the effective start of rehabilitation work, more parking spaces were created for airplanes in other to liberate and clean the runway and other areas that require renovation. Engineers explained the rehabilitation works seeks to upgrade the airports infrastructure to international standards.
All the airlines companies operating in Douala have been informed of the modification, according to sources at the airport. Officials of the Cameroon Airport Authority say adequate measures have been taken to help travelers cope with the current situation.