By Foster Obi
Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured air travelers and other airport users that her network of airports across the country are fully prepared for the usual surge in passenger traffic that is the norm during the yuletide season.
A statement signed by Yakubu Henrietta, General Manager, Corporate Affairs said, “In preparation for the season and beyond, we have beefed up security at all our airports, especially the major international gateways in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano.
“Also, we are intensifying our effort at improving facilities and infrastructure to ensure maximum comfort for all airport users. At the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and Port Harcourt International Airport, the recently commissioned brand new terminals are fully ready to play host to our esteemed passengers in safe, secure and very comfortable ambiences.
“At our premier airport, the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, the VIP lounge has been renovated to enhance passenger comfort; the carousels are working optimally, amidst other facilities upgrade currently ongoing.
“The stories are similar at all other airports, as the Authority has put in place facilities, procedures and systems to ensure maximum comfort, safety and security of airport users during this season and beyond,” the statement noted.
It further said that “FAAN will like to use this opportunity to appeal to passengers to please get to the airports early to conclude all check-in procedures in good time, so as to avoid the experience of missing their flights,” adding, “This is important because of the heavy passenger traffic that is usually the experience around this time and also due to ongoing construction works around the Lagos and Abuja airports.”