Fire Incident: FAAN Relocates Airlines To New International Terminal In Lagos

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has redirected the processing of passengers through the New International Terminal following the fire incident that occurred on Wednesday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

According to a statement on Thursday, by the Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Abdullahi Yakubu-Funtua, the relocation is with immediate effect.

The statement reads in part,” the expedited relocation to the New International Terminal at MMIA was deemed necessary due to the unfortunate fire incident that occurred at the International Terminal 1 yesterday.

“The Honourable Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Mr. Festus Keyamo during his maiden visit to Lagos airport had directed the FAAN to relocate airlines to the New International Terminal for the shutdown of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Terminal 1 by 1st October 2023 to improve passenger experience and for a total overhaul of the terminal.

“We intend to make this movement as seamless as possible but appeal to all travellers to please be at the airport early enough to complete their check-in formalities on time in order not to miss their flight,” FAAN stated.

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