A fire outbreak on the runway of Port Harcourt International Airport, on Saturday evening, reportedly disrupted flight activities.
Newsannexonline gathered that the fire hindered a Max Air flight from taking off while an Arik flight had to return to base.
Also, a Dana flight from Abuja to Port Harcourt had to return back to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, as it could not land due to the fire according to reports.
Although the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria is yet to disclose the cause of the fire, sources say it was a bush fire.
A source said the airport had been closed for the smoke to dissipate and would be opened shortly.
Miss Victoria Nkong, one of the affected passengers on one of the airlines also confirmed the incident. She lamented the delay which she said had earlier been because of bad weather.
” I have been here since early in the morning, first our flight was delayed with the explanation that the weather was bad then this big fire later erupted”.
Celebrities stranded at the airport are Harrysong, Skiibi, Efe Warri Boy, Comedian Forever and Harry songs Manager Africhique.