The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced the temporary closure of the regular Drop Off Zone at the departure frontage of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The closure, which takes effect from Wednesday, October 6, is to allow for the completion of the ongoing canopy installation works at the concourse of the old international building.
A statement by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu says to ease vehicular and human facilitation around the area, the authority has temporarily opened the Drop Off Zone of the new international terminal to serve airport users, while the project would last.
Also, covered walkways have been put in place to link the old and the new terminal. FAAN will also open the new departure bridge to serve as an exit to motorists.
The agency appealed to airport users to bear with them while the project is completed.
“We will like to appeal to passengers and other stakeholders to please comply with directives from security and traffic agents that have been deployed to ensure orderliness,” FAAN added.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Monday announced that drivers are prohibited from picking up passengers at the frontage of airport terminals but are to pick them up only at car parks.
This was disclosed in a statement on Monday by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu.
Yakubu in the statement said drivers must park and wait inside the car parks while arriving passengers walk down to the car parks to board their vehicles.
PRESS RELEASE COVID-19 PROTOCOLS; FAAN TASKS AIRPORT USERS ON COMPLIANCE
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) hereby advises passengers, drivers and other airport users, particularly those at the General Aviation Terminal, Lagos, to always comply with all laid down..
— Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (@FAAN_Official) April 12, 2021
“The Authority will like to emphasize that in line with government protocols, arriving passengers are to walk down to designated car parks to board their vehicles. No driver is permitted to pick up arriving passenger(s) at the frontage of the terminals.
“All drivers must park and wait inside the car parks while arriving passengers walk down to the car parks to board their vehicles.
“For departing passengers, drivers are only allowed to drop off passengers in front of the terminals. They are not permitted to wait for any reason after dropping their passengers, it is only a “Drop Off” zone,” the statement read in part.
The agency, therefore, called for compliance with all laid down protocols on COVID-19 to ensure the safety of all airport users to ease facilitation and enhance the safety of all airport users.
“The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) hereby advises passengers, drivers, and other airport users, particularly those at the General Aviation Terminal, Lagos, to always comply with all laid down protocols on COVID-19 to ensure safety of all airport users,” the statement added.
The aircraft with registration 5N SYS, and flight number ZQ2325 was grounded in the middle of the runway on Tuesday after a tyre burst while it was landing on this runway.
This caused the airlines to cancel flights.
The spokesperson for FAAN, Yakubu Henrietta in an update posted on the agency’s official Twitter handle said that the aircraft was removed in the early hours of Wednesday and the runway is now opened for operation.
Update: Runway 18R in MMIA Lagos that was temporarily closed yesterday due to a tyre burst on landing by Azman air aircraft is now open. https://t.co/ZoliiNlBcQ
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced the temporary closure of Runway 18R/36L at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos.
This closure according to a statement signed on Tuesday by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, was due to a landing incident.
“The closure is due to a landing incident involving a Boeing 737 Azman Air aircraft with registration 5N SYS, and flight number ZQ2325. The aircraft had a tyre burst after landing on this runway,” FAAN said.
The agency added that all passengers and crew onboard the aircraft were safely evacuated and officials of FAAN Air Rescue and Fire Fighting Services, are working to ensure the aircraft is towed out of the runway, so as to restore normalcy.
Find below the full statement announcing the closure:
FAAN TEMPORARILY CLOSES RUNWAY 18R IN LAGOS.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria hereby announces a temporary closure of Runway 18R/36L at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos.
The closure is due to a landing incident involving a Boeing 737 Azman Air aircraft with registration 5N SYS, and flight number ZQ2325. The aircraft had a tyre burst after landing on this runway.
All passengers and crew onboard the aircraft were safely evacuated at 1908 hours, and officials of FAAN Air Rescue and Fire Fighting Services, AIB, and NAHCO are already working to ensure the aircraft is towed out of the runway, so as to restore normalcy.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured travellers that all necessary protocols have been put in place to avoid the spread of COVID-19, even as some countries have entered the second wave of the pandemic.
In a statement by General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Yakubu Henrietta, “We have also put in place the necessary infrastructure to aid compliance with stipulated protocols on COVID-19”.
She notified air travellers and other airport users that her network of airports across the country is fully prepared for the usual surge in passenger traffic that is the norm during the season.
In preparation for the season and beyond, “we have beefed up security at all our airports, especially the major international gateways in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano.
In addition, “we are intensifying our effort at improving facilities to ensure maximum comfort for all airport users. At the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and Port Harcourt International Airport, the new terminals are fully ready to play host to our esteemed passengers in safe, secure, and very comfortable ambiances.
“At our premier airport, the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, the VIP lounge has been renovated to enhance passenger comfort, the carousels are working optimally, amidst other facilities upgrade currently ongoing”, the statement said in parts.
The stories are similar at all other airports, as the Authority has put in place facilities, procedures and systems to ensure maximum comfort, safety, and security of airport users during this season and beyond.
“FAAN will like to use this opportunity to appeal to passengers to please get to the airports early to conclude all check-in procedures in good time, especially with the added protocols occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, so as to avoid the experience of missing their flights.
“This is important because of the heavy passenger traffic that is usually the experience around this time”.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has called on air passengers to report any official from any agency that requests money under any guise.
It made the call in a statement on Sunday by its General Manager in charge of Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu.
As the nation’s airports begin to reopen gradually for flight operations, Yakubu urged passengers to desist from giving money to officials.
She informed passengers and other airport users that there was no aspect of FAAN services at the airports that was being paid for by cash.
“Arriving passengers are expected to have gone through the COVID-19 test before boarding their flights from ports of departure, therefore, they should not pay any money whatsoever to any airport official for the purpose.
“All COVID-19 measures put in place at the airports are free for passengers and does not attract any charges,” the statement said.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has asked all very important personalities to obey all COVID-19 protocols at the nation’s airports or risk being denied access to any of its facilities.
FAAN also insisted that Governor Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State and former Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State flouted the guidelines in place for passenger facilitation at the Port Harcourt and Kano airports, respectively.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in a statement on Friday noted with dismay, two acts of infractions on the rules and guidelines for air passengers and airport users.
According to FAAN, The first incident occurred on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at the Aminu Kano International Airport, when the former governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, declined to adhere to the Port Health protocols and procedures.
The agency further revealed that the second incident occurred on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, when the Governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, arrived at the Port Harcourt International Airport, in the company of eight other passengers. He also fragrantly refused to observe airport security and port health protocols.
FAAN stated that as a responsible institution of the Federal Government of Nigeria, it holds all officials of the state in high esteem and accords them all the courtesies their status deserves. It, therefore, has no personal issues with Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari and Governor Fintiri.
“We are merely implementing our standard operating procedures (SOPs) to assure the success of our Security and Public health Protocols. The protocols flouted by both personalities were duly approved by the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
“They were intended to protect all airport users and to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
“By their actions, the two personalities put at risk not only themselves but also other airport users. These protocols are now part of the new normal all over the world, and no person, no matter how highly placed, is exempted from them, else he would be denied access to our facilities,” FAAN’s statement read in part.
FAAN reiterated the need for all air travelers to strictly adhere to the security, Public health, and operational protocols put in place to make air travel in the country safe, secure, and efficient, especially in the midst of this pandemic.
“Our esteemed Government officials and other Very Important Personalities (VIP) should not only comply with the rules but provide leadership for other air travelers, by projecting good conduct and protecting public safety.
FAAN will continue to enforce the protocols, and advise all air travelers to adhere strictly to the same,” the aviation agency stressed.
A bush fire incident has been reported at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, Imo State.
The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Henrietta Yakubu, announced this in a statement on Tuesday, noting that officers of the Air Rescue and Fire Fighting Services are on ground to handle the situation.
FAAN, however, explained that the incident did not affect flight operations as normal operations have continue unhindered.
It also assured passengers of its continued commitment to their safety, security and comfort.
Meanwhile, the airport authorities appealed to host communities around airports to desist from burning bushes.
According to them, such acts are capable of jeopardizing safety of flight operations because of the weather in the country.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has advised passengers and airport users to submit themselves for routine quarantine checks whenever they are asked at the nation’s airport.
The Airport Authority in a statement signed by Henrietta Yakubu the General Manager, Corporate Affairs said this is aimed at preventing the Coronavirus epidemic which has killed six people in China from spreading to Nigeria.
“In an effort to protect passengers from the epidemic ravaging some countries and to prevent the spread of such communicable diseases into Nigeria, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has advised passengers and other airport users to comply with all quarantine procedures at the nation’s airports.
“All the equipment and personnel used in combatting the deadly Ebola virus in 2014 are still very much in place at the airports.
“FAAN has always had thermal scanners in her airports that monitor the temperature of passengers and capture their pictures. When passengers walk pass the scanner, it registers their temperature and if too high, they are pulled aside for observation,” the statement read in part.
Yakubu added that the deadly virus known as CORONAVIRUS broke out in China and has since killed six people, with over 300 also reported to have been infected.
The virus is highly communicable and has already spread to border countries like Japan, Thailand, and South Korea.
The Authority, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health, has confirmed the adequacy of the facilities at the nation’s airports to prevent the importation of the virus through the airports.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Sunday announced the reopening of Port Harcourt International Airport after a fire outbreak which disrupted operations.
FAAN made the announcement on their official twitter handle noting that normal flight activities have since commenced at the airport.
“Following a careful evaluation and mitigation of the impact of the bush fire earlier reported around the Port Harcourt International Airport and the dissipation of smokes around the airside, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to inform the general public that the airport has now been re-opened to operations.
“Normal flight activities have therefore re-commenced at the airport,” FAAN posted on Twitter.