FEDERAL Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is appealing to air travelers to minimize the number of persons taken into the airport to reduce airport congestion during yuletide season, the as the season brings about a lot of congestion because of the inflow and outflow of travellers.
The General Manager Corporate Communications of FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu made the plea at the Nigerian Aviation (NIGAV) Awards held in Lagos.
Henrietta noted that too many people at the airport could lead to many issues that could compromise safety while urging passengers to come with the maximum of two people to the airport.
“I want to use this medium to appeal to air travelers. When you are travelling during this Christmas season, do not come to the airport with a lot of people. When you allow one- or two-persons to escort you, then it is fine. We have promised to be among the best airport in the world. We are trying to ensure that we do what is expected of us and we put in our best. When you come to our airport with so many persons, we will have issues in our airport”.
She also disclosed that dignitaries would be attended to at the immigration quarters of the airport.
“We also want to inform our distinguished guest who are air travelers that dignitaries will no longer be received at the avio bridges. They will now be received after the immigration because we are positioning ourselves to do very well”.
She also thanked the Managing Director and Chairman of NIGAV, Mr Fortune Idu for his constant advice and recommendations to the authority.
“Mr Fotune Idu has always put us in check. For each year that he come up with this event, there are certain issues that come up and we are trying to do our best. We want to thank Mr. Idu for his good works and we are going to get there eventually”.