Stakeholders Push for Private Terminal Involvements in Regional Flights

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The delay in government approval for the use of Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2) for regional flights is causing concern among aviation stakeholders.

They are urging the government and Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) to resolve the issue promptly to kickstart regional flight operations at the terminal.

Stakeholders argue that allowing a private terminal like MMA2 to handle regional flights would benefit the government, airlines, and travelers alike.The potential benefits of permitting MMA2 to manage regional flights are manifold. Firstly, it would streamline the travel experience for passengers by eliminating the need to shuttle between terminals for connecting local flights, thereby reducing stress and inconvenience.

Furthermore, local airlines operating regional flights would enjoy cost savings, as they currently incur separate fees for local and regional operations at different terminals. Industry sources speaking to The PUNCH emphasized the necessity for improved collaboration among key aviation bodies such as the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), and BASL. This collaborative effort is deemed essential to resolve the approval delay and facilitate the smooth commencement of regional operations at MMA2.

Source: PUNCH

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