OPERATORS of the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2) Bi-Courtney Aviation Services (BASL) has stated that its ultimate plan to provide top notch airport experience hence the continuous upgrade of its safety and comfort critical equipment at its terminal.
The terminal operator has also taken delivery of more X-ray machines and air conditioner equipment in order to ensure its passengers safety, security and comfort.
The BASL Acting Head of Business, Mr. Raphael Uchegbu who disclosed the development when executives of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) paid a courtesy visit to the operator, noted that BASL has been upgrading and improving all its facilities since inception.
Uchegbu stated that when BASL started operations, the company had all its facilities intact but as at 2015 when some of them started needing change, it embarked on a massive replacement drive which included the escalators and the air conditioning units.
“When we started operations, we had all the facilities in 2015. We changed a lot of things. We are expecting X-ray machines to arrive today. And AC too”, Uchegbu said.
The terminal operator also said it has had to continuously improve on its Covid-19 protocols in a bid to ensure that it does its part to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country stating that all the protocols are in place.
“If you look at the terminal we have re-marked the social distancing spots and made them clearer and besides that we have line managers everywhere that tend to direct people on where to stand and when to move, this is because sometimes, some people may not know the procedures and so we give these directions.
Recall in early February, MMA2, Lagos, announced that it has expended about $500,000 importing a sizeable number of X-ray machines to enhance and accelerate the screening of passengers and cargoes.
In his remark, Group Corporate Affairs manager, Mr Mikail Mumuni said that BASL has been making so much improvement in their facility upgrades but lamented that the company is not really projected for the good things that they have been doing.
Mumuni observed that Nigeria has a very huge infrastructure deficit, stressing that “government is incapable of bridging the gap. The onus is on those that are materially endowed to do it”
Appreciating LAAC’s visit, Mumuni advised them to keep the airport beat virile, just as he solicited for continued media support.