SEQUEL to the commissioning of the Port Harcourt International Airport (PHIA), Omagwa and true to its promise, Federal Government will be commissioning the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja on Thursday the 20th of December, 2018.
If everything goes according to plan, the commissioning will be the second of the four terminals expected to be commissioned and put to use to increase capacity having commissioned PHIA on October the 25th.
The project which commenced in 2014 is funded by China EXIM Bank for $500million and counterpart funding from Nigeria of $100million. The project was expected to be delivered in two years but currently being delivered.
The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport main terminal and Port-Harcourt aretwo of the four airport terminals funded from the China EXIM bank facility to the Nigerian government.
Based on inputs from the Client and the stake holders, the total floor area of the proposed Abuja terminal building was increased from approximately 42,000sq.m to approximately 56,000sq.m.
The terminal can approximately handle 15 Million passengers per annum, 66 Check-In counters, 5 Baggage Collection carousals, 28 Immigration desk at Arrival, 16 Immigration desk at Departure, 8 Security Screening points, 8 Passenger Boarding Bridges plus remote boarding and arrival, 2 Food Courts , 4 Premium Lounges, 22 Guest rooms and Spa , More than 3000m2 of Duty Free space and more than 5000m2 of lettable utility space