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MMA2 Ready For Regional Operations, Says Bi-Courtney

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Posted: Apr 1, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)


Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operator of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), says the terminal is ready for regional operations.

Mr Aderemi Ladigbolu, Head, Corporate Communications Department, BASL, said this in a statement obtained by newswmen on Thursday in Lagos.

BASL had obtained authorisation from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to commence regional operations at the MMA2 as set out in the concession agreement between the two parties.

However, regulatory approval from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is still required before the operations can commence.

BASL, in the statement, faulted claims in some quarters that insufficient space for parking aircraft was delaying the commencement of international operations at the terminal.

It said that the delay in obtaining NCAA’s approval had nothing to do with the size of its apron or any other operational issue.

According to the statement, various teams of inspectors from NCAA and other statutory agencies supervised its preparation for the international operations to ensure that it complied with all the requirements.

The statement said the agencies had deployed their personnel at the terminal in readiness for the commencement of international operations.

It added that the Ministry of Interior had already accorded MMA2 the status of an entry point into the country.

BASL also debunked an allegation that an airline planned to move its operations from the terminal to the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) being run by FAAN due to purported high charges at MMA2.

According to the statement, BASL current passenger processing fee is approved by the Federal Government and the company does not have the authority to increase its charges arbitrarily.

“It should be noted that we only charge for passenger processing and there has not been any increment in the charges in the last four years,” the statement said.