Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) has advised travellers and others using the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2) to avail themselves of the rules guiding the picking up and dropping of passengers at the terminal.
BASL, operator of the terminal, said in a statement that the rules are aimed at restoring sanity to the Drop-Off Zone area of the terminal. It is also part of the strategic moves to ensure that safety and security of all terminal users are not subjected to undue risk, it added.
The statement, signed by the Group Corporate Affairs Manager of BASL, Mikail Mumuni, said that a number of factors necessitated the resolve to enforce the rules regarding the original design of the terminal, which include operating the Drop-Off Zone strictly for what it is meant for.
Mr Mumuni said that the Drop-Off Zone was designed to cater 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. Both outbound and inbound passengers were not meant to cross path, he said.
He noted that in the light of recent happenings around airport facilities across the world, BASL 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 Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) recently issued rules guiding dropping off and picking up of passengers at all airports nationwide.
BASL Acting Head of Business, Raphael Uchegbu, noted that airport facility anywhere in the world is a highly sensitive facility, 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 industry,” he said.
“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.”
Also speaking on the process, BASL’s Head of Parking Services, 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 travelling experience for passengers at all times is the hallmark of most modern airport facilities around the world, including MMA2.
“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,” she said.
The enforcement, according to BASL, is expected to come into effect from July 12.
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