Agency Working To Reverse Poor Rating Of Port Harcourt Airport

Channels Television  
Updated October 31, 2015

Port-Harcourt-airport-RiversThe Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it is working to reverse the poor rating of the Port Harcourt International Airport and ensure it meets international standard.

At a tour of the airport, after it led a group of worst airports around the world in a rating by sleepinginairports.net, the Managing Director of FAAN, Saleh Dunoma, said that a remodeling of the airport was ongoing, as the structure hosting the domestic wing within the terminal was meant to be a temporary one.

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Saleh Dunoma said the airport’s rating would improve after the renovation project

He said efforts were on to complete the international terminal by 2016, equipped with state-of- the-art facilities.

“When we finish all these projects it will make a great difference, he said, appealing to the airport users to bear with the agency,” Mr Dunoma said.

At the local terminal, a passenger said the airport was in a bad shape and urged the government to urgently renovate the airport.Port-Harcourt-airport-Rivers-State

“It is an eyesore. The neglect is wrong, bearing in mind that the airport was an international airport for the south-south region,” the passenger said.Port-Harcourt-airport

Aside from the airport in Port Harcourt, two other Nigeria’s airports – Abuja, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, and Lagos, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, – showed up in the survey result showing the worst airports in Africa.

The Abuja airport was at the seventh position while the Lagos airport was at the 10th position.