Few weeks after the deadline by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) directing airlines to relocate to the new terminal in Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, British Airways has announced its compliance with the order. This was done in a bid to continue their delivery of premium services to passengers.
According to FAAN, the removal of airlines to the new terminal is part of FAAN’s plan to provide world-class travelling experience to passengers coming to or through Abuja. The ultra-modern facilities were thus built to ensure hitch free travel in keeping with best international practice all over the globe. The newly constructed facilities come with more space and technology for both airlines operations and passengers’ safety and comfort.
The beautiful new terminal at Abuja international Airport
Announcing the action, the British airline made a statement through the British Airways Regional Commercial Manager for West Africa, Mr. Kola Olayinka;
“British Airways is pleased about the new Abuja International Terminal; we embrace any opportunity to improve our services to passengers. Our newly upgraded lounge and terminal will ensure a seamless travel experience for our passengers. We’re excited to share these new developments with our Abuja passengers.”
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FAAN is satisfied with the British airlines compliance with the order. The Airport Authority revealed that since January 6th, 2019 about 14 airlines including the British airlines have made the hop to the new terminal in Abuja. These thirteen airlines include ASKY, Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Airways, Rwanda Air, Emirates, Air France, Air Peace, Lufthansa, African World Airlines and Air Cote di’voire.
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The new terminal facilities were added to the airport for easy management of passengers and also for airport security. The International Terminal Manager, Hajara Musa said this, also adding that the terminal has installed about 500 cameras and will be installing more. He disclosed that these cameras are to help boost security in the new facility and that every day they discover open areas and bring it to the attention of the contractor in order to achieve full coverage of the area. He said that there will be guards at the control room who will always monitor daily activities without missing a thing.
The British airline made the move on the 30th of April according to the announcement.
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