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Friday, 25 December 2015

Holidays: Lagos Airport Witnesses Passenger Traffic Boom

kandy wandy - 01:07:00
Passengers in their hundreds were, yesterday, seen arriving and departing the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos ahead of the Christmas celebration coupled with the Eid-el-Maulud public holiday.
A visit to the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, Domestic Terminal 2, MMA2, by reporters
showed queues by intending passengers at most of the airlines’ counters.
Among the airlines in operation for the day were FirstNation Airways, Aero Contractors Airline, Dana Airline, AZMAN Airline and, Medview Airline with a lot of passengers patronising them, who were either booking their tickets or proceeding to the various aircraft for boarding.
reporters further observed that the arrival hall was also filled up with guests awaiting the arrival of their loved ones while car hire operators were also smilling to the banks.
Destinations mostly booked were Lagos-Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Kano, Kaduna, Owerri, Enugu, Yola, Kaduna and Asaba among others.
reporters also observed that there were some security officials at the terminal building who were ensuring that passengers’ transfer were seamless.
However, there were some delays and flight dearth to Port-Harcourt at the General Aviation Terminal, GAT, MMA1 where Arik Airline, Overland Airways, Air Peace Airline were operating from.
One of the passengers on Aero Contractors Airline to Abuja at 8:00am, Mr. Johnson Adekunle, said he was travelling to spend the holidays with his family in Abuja.
According to him, “I am travelling to Abuja to spend the holiday with my family. The passenger traffic is quite huge today but I thank God, I was able to get a flight anyway”
Contacted, General Manager, Public Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Mr. Yakubu Dati, said the agency had put all the necessary measures in place to meet up with the increase of passengers traffic during the season.
Dati said among the measures were the scanning machines to prevent passengers from carrying foreign objects with them as well as provision of adequate security by the Aviation Security Personnels, AVSEC.
He also said all the airlines had been encouraged to ensure seamless flight operations and passengers vacillation across all the airports in the country.

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