The Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu has started yo undergo repairs, according to the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.
In a bid to improve services and ensure safety of travellers, especially during this yuletide, the FAAN considers it imperative to fix loopholes and ensure passengers don’t have to sit on the edge of their seats.
In a statement released by the Mrs. Yakubu Henrietta, General Manager, Corporate Affairs of the FAAN, she wrote;
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to notify air travellers and the general public that with effect from today 14th December, 2017, the Authority will embark on a palliative repair work on the Runway of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
The first phase of the repair work will commence on the 14th to 21st December 2017, while the second phase will be from the 27th December 2017, to 4th January, 2018.
There will be skeletal operations at the airport while the work is ongoing as the Runway will open for operations from 0700 hours local time till 1500 hours local time on the proposed dates. This is to enable the contractor have ample day-light working hours in order to obtain stable and even Runway surface, while also completing the work within the stipulated timeframe.
In line with Standards And Recommended Practices, the Authority has requested the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) to issue a Notice To Air Men (NOTAM) in this regard.
We apologize for any inconvenience this action might cause our high esteemed customers.” It concluded.
In the same vein, the FAAN also promises a joyous yuletide for Nigerian air travellers as they claim to have improved in their service delivery and has made provisions to Nigerian travellers to have a wonderful experience. In another statement from Mrs. Henrietta, the General Manager, Corporate Affairs of the FAAN wrote;
“As yuletide approaches, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to notify air travelers and other airport users that her network of airports across the country are fully prepared for the usual surge in passenger traffic that is the norm during the season.
The Authority noted that security has been beefed up at all airports, especially the major international gateways in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano, to ensure that passengers and airport users make use of airport facilities without any security threat.
At our premier airport, the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, a multi-storey car park was recently commissioned to ease ground facilitation, the VIP lounge has also been renovated to enhance passenger comfort, the carousels are working optimally, amidst other facilities upgrade currently on going.
The stories are similar at all other airports, as the Authority has put in place facilities, procedures and systems to ensure maximum comfort, safety and security of airport users during this season and beyond.
FAAN will like to use this opportunity to appeal to passengers to please get to the airports early to conclude all check-in procedures in good time, so as to avoid the experience of missing their flights. This is important because of the heavy passenger traffic that is usually the experience around this time and the ongoing construction work by the Lagos State Government on airport road, Lagos.
FAAN will continue to deliver on its core values of Safety, Security and Comfort.” She concluded.
There has been security concerns raised by travellers before but the FAAN has now come out to ease nerves as the security of lives and comfort have been promised during this yuletide.
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