Home / Aviation News / Atatürk Airport attack: FAAN urges airport users to be security conscious
Sideview of the Mallam Aminu Kano Airport

Atatürk Airport attack: FAAN urges airport users to be security conscious

Following the unfortunate terrorists’ attacks at Brussels Airport and Tuesdays devastating attack at the Atatürk Airport in Turkey, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has asked Nigerians especially all airport users, passengers and airline operators, to be security conscious at airports.

The authority made this known this afternoon following a review of recent security breaches, including bomb blasts, at some airports around the world. 

In a statement signed by General Manager Corporate Communication, Yakubu Dati, passengers have been advised not to accept any luggage from anyone and to report any suspicious movements or behaviour immediately to Aviation Security Personnel in the terminals.

On its part, the Authority has put adequate security measures in place at all Nigerian airports, to forestall any form of security breach, including the installation of 3D screening machines, metal detectors and CCTV cameras.

Apart from the statutory security and safety measures already in place at the airports, sniffer dogs and members of the Bomb Detection Unit of the Nigerian Police Force have also been deployed at the airports, to complement the effort of our Aviation Security personnel at the security screening points.

In spite of these heightened security measures, passenger facilitation at all our airports has also been enhanced by the installation of more modern and bigger conveyor belts and metal walk-through detectors. Airport terminals have also been expanded and modernised to provide better ambience and more space for passenger comfort.

As the Sallah holiday approaches, the Authority also wishes to advise air passengers to make early arrangements for their travels and to leave home early on their travel dates, in order to complete their boarding facilities in good time.

About NigerianFlightDeck

mm
Nigerianflightdeck is an online news and magazine platform reporting business stories with a bias for aviation and travel. It is borne out of the intention to inform, educate as well as alter perceptions with balanced reportage.

Check Also

I survived mutiny on my last flight -Captain Ore

CAPTAIN Dele Ore has said that his last flight before retiring was ‘a mutiny’ but …

Aftermath Ethiopian 737 Max 8 crash: ART questions safety design in 737Max, condoles alongside FAAN, NCAA

ET opens condolence register in Nigeria IN the wake of Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines B-737-800MAX with …

Ethiopian Airlines recovers black box of Flight ET302

ETHIOPIAN Airlines has announced that it has secured the Digital Flight Data Recorder(DFDR) and Cockpit …

Aero inks deal to carry out checks on Ghanaian registered aircraft, eyes Congo

"We are happy to inform you that the Ghana Civil Aviation has given us the authority to do checks in the aircraft that are registered in their country and we have done a lot of major maintenance for their aircraft. We are also looking at Congolese government, who have shown interest in coming to give us the approval to do C-checks and other major checks in their country."

Ethiopian Airlines joins China, Cayman Islands; grounds 737-8 Max pending aircraft probe

China and the Cayman Islands have both ordered domestic airlines to suspend commercial operation of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 citing the Ethiopian Airlines crash and another deadly accident of that same model in Indonesia.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this:
Skip to toolbar