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New airport terminal now in use

Posted by UPI on 2007/09/09 | Views: 2565 |

New airport terminal now in use


It was a day of tales as the new Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) Terminal II in Ikeja was opened for use. The terminal, built under a Public/Private Partnership (PPP), resumed operations with flights by Aero Contractors.

Sept. 8 -- Ikeja, Sept. 8, 2007 (NAN) It was a day of tales as the new Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) Terminal II in Ikeja was opened for use. The terminal, built under a Public/Private Partnership (PPP), resumed operations with flights by Aero Contractors.

Some passengers had to shuttle between the three terminals at the airport to locate the departure stand of the airline. Though Aero contractors' management tried to remedy the situation through the distribution of fliers to announce the change in their operational venue, some passengers were still confused. Airport -- 2 Mr Emmanuel Agbongiagwe, a staff of Chevron Oil, a passenger of the airline, said the change was good but information on the change could have been better managed. "We were at the old terminal and were directed here but we noticed there were not enough directional signs,'' he said. He, however, said the new MMA II was "an edifice befitting Nigeria''.

A group of passengers, who discussed the change, also noted that the information should have been better managed. Airport -- 3 Mrs Idy Akpan, a student of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, who was travelling to Port Harcourt, however, said she had no problem locating the terminal. Aero contractors is still maintaining its counters at the General Aviation Terminal and its sole terminal, where tickets are sold. Mr Alex Van-Elk, Managing Director of BAS, said it was a historic day for the company with the facility coming to life after many delays. Mr Mark Snoxell, Business Development Manager of Aero Contractors, said it was a memorable day and noted that their sole terminal would now be dedicated to helicopters and charter services.

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