FG Reopens Old MMA Terminal To ease flight disruptions

By Clement Alphonsus
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Mr Festus Keyamo (Minister of Aviation)

With the aimed to alleviate flight disruptions and improve the overall efficiency of air travel, the Federal Government has officially reopened the D Wing of the old international terminal at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The Minister of Aviation, Mr Festus Keyamo, on Monday, announced the reopening of the old international terminal, which had been temporarily closed for renovation.

According to a statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs & Consumer Protection, FAAN, Abdullahi Yakubu-Funtua, noted that Keyamo emphasised the government’s commitment to enhancing the aviation sector and ensuring that passengers had a seamless travel experience.

It said, “This is to inform the travelling public that the Hon. Minister of Aviation, Mr Festus Keyamo, has graciously allowed the use of the D Wing of the Old Murtala Muhammed International terminal to compliment the New International Terminal in order to ease facilitation of passengers through the airport.”

Keyamo had ordered airlines to relocate to the new terminal on October 1, 2023 but the sudden relocation by FAAN on Wednesday occurred the same day fire razed part of the baggage hall of the MMIA, forcing the agency to evacuate passengers and personnel from the facility.

Commenting on this, the Director of Media, FAAN, Mr Abdullahi Yakubu-Funtua, noted that the airport fire and other development affecting power supply necessitated the sudden relocation of the foreign carriers. However, he said FAAN was on the matter.

Also, the use of the D Wing for the processing of passengers had commenced.