The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has reiterated its commitment to give passengers a pleasant traveling experience. It is offering additional help by providing free wheel chair and trolley service at the new terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Speaking on this development, the General Manager, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN Corporate Affairs, said that this was necessary as more airlines were moving flight operations to the recently renovated terminal. Not less than 1,000 trolleys will be added to the ones already available at the terminal, Yakubu noted.
The new terminal at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport has been put into use
Apart from the wheel chairs the ground handler has provided, FAAN will make available additional 18 wheel chairs donated by the Rotary Club of Falomo. “We are expecting 1,000 trolleys, and the Rotary Club of Falomo also donated 18 wheel chairs for us and we will deploy some to Abuja terminal,” she disclosed.
Nigerians have long lamented on high charges of using trolley at airports
Commending the efforts of the federal government, a traveler named Julius Idegwu said it was good of the government to complete and open such a state-of-the-art airport terminal. He disclosed that it was his first time experiencing high-level comfort in a Nigerian airport, and was delighted to use trolleys he would ordinarily pay for, at no cost. He had a lot of good things to say: “This is the best thing that has happened to Nigeria, as far as air travel is concerned and I must commend the government for this.
“I also discovered that you don’t have to pay to use trolley here, unlike the old terminal which is highly commendable.
“There is also free Wi-Fi network here and I want to urge FAAN, to ensure that this is maintained and also extend it to other parts of the airport.”
Another passenger, Patricia Akuriene, shared a similar experience. However, she called on the government to pay the same attention to the local terminal.
Naijauto had earlier reported the opening of the new terminal which was inaugurated in December 2018. It is estimated to cater to fifteen million passengers yearly.
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