Nigeria: New Lagos airport to handle 30m passengers yearly

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Thursday said the new terminal building at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, is expected to boost the airport’s passenger capacity by 30 million before the end of 2016.
“With the completion of the new terminal in Lagos, it will be able to process additional 15 million passengers, in other words we will able to service about 30 million passengers. All these are things put together to raise aviation to a new level this year,” a spokesperson for the FAAN, Yakubu Dati told reporters in Lagos, the country’s economic hub.
Dati, who is the general manager, Corporate Affairs, said FAAN was alive to its responsibilities in ensuring that its security operatives and other security agencies deployed detective machines such as screening machine, CCTV, full body scanners and personal intelligence to ensure easy facilitation of passengers.
“All these are things put together to raise aviation to a new level this year,” he said, noting that security had been re-positioned across the airports to meet the challenges ahead.
On the preparation for the forthcoming International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) audit in March, Dati said a mock exercise towards the audit was conducted by the Airport Council International (ACI) team during their visit on their invitation by the managing director of FAAN.

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