Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), which operate the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), has advised travellers and others using the terminal to avail themselves of the rules guiding picking up and dropping off of passengers at the terminal.
Spokesman for BASL, Mr. Mikhail Mumuni, said in a statement that the rules are aimed at restoring sanity to the drop-off zone area of the terminal, and also part of the strategic moves to ensure that safety and security of all terminal users are not subjected to undue risk.
Mumuni who announced that enforcement of the rules would take effect from July 12, 2021 stated that some factors necessitated the resolve to enforce the rules regarding the original design of the terminal, which includes operating the drop-off zone strictly for what it is meant for.
He explained that the zone is meant for out-bound passengers and other terminal users only while in-bound or arriving passengers are meant to use the arrival parking area and the multi-storey car park.
He stated that both outbound and inbound passengers are not meant to cross path.
He noted that in the light of recent happenings around airport facilities across the world and consistent with BASL’s position of always complying with international best practices, the management “has concluded plans to enforce the rule, in a bid to further ensure that passenger safety is guaranteed and potential security threats are nipped in the bud before they occur.”
The statement also quoted BASL’s acting head of business, Mr. Raphael Uchegbu, as saying that airport facility anywhere in the world is a highly efficient industry, where there is zero tolerance for security and safety breaches.
“The business of aviation is a highly sensitive one and BASL is a highly efficient organization. The proposed enforcement is in line with BASL’s policy of giving no room for lapses, especially on matters relating to passengers comfort, safety and security, since the commencement of operations at MMA2 14 years ago,” he said.
Also, BASL’s head of parking services, Mrs. Ajoke Yinka-Olawuyi, noted that the enforcement of the rules “is expected to improve seamless passenger facilitation and bring about new experience at MMA2.”
She stated that creating sound traveling experience for passengers at all times is the hallmark of most modern airport facilities around the world, including MMA2, hinting further that, “our services are top-notch and from time to time, we work hard to create quality experience for our esteemed customers. Particularly with issues revolving around safety and security, we try as much as possible to operate our facility in line with laid down guidelines, and international best practices.”