FAAN assures air travellers safe trips during yuletide

Passengers boarding Arik Air

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured air travellers safe trips during the yuletide.

FAAN notified air travellers and other airport users that all airports in the country are fully prepared for the usual surge in passenger traffic that is the norm during the season.

Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, FAAN Corporate Affairs, made this known in a statement in Lagos.

Yakubu stated that FAAN has beefed up security at all airports in the country, especially the major international gateways in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano. “We have also put in place the necessary infrastructure to aid compliance with stipulated protocols on Covid-19.

“In addition, we are intensifying our effort at improving facilities to ensure maximum comfort for all airport users. At the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and Port Harcourt International Airport, the new terminals are fully ready to play host to our esteemed passengers in safe, secure and very comfortable ambiances.

“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,” she said.

The organization appealed to passengers to get to the airports early to conclude all check-in procedures in good time, especially with the added protocols occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic, so as to avoid the experience of missing their flights. “This is important because of the heavy passenger traffic that is usually the experience around this time,” said Yakubu.

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