Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured passengers and other airport users travelling during the Yuletide of adequate security.
FAAN disclosed this in statement by its General Manager, Corporation Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu.
According to Yakubu,the authority has beefed up security at all airports, especially at international terminals in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano.
This is just as FAAN urged passengers to get to the airports early to conclude all check in procedures.
The statement reads: “As Yuletide approaches, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to notify air travelers and other airport users that her network of airports across the country are 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 airports, especially the major international gateways in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano.
“Also, we are improving on our facilities and infrastructure to ensure maximum comfort for all airport users.
“Recently, a brand new international terminal was commissioned for use at the Port Harcourt International Airport. A similar facility was also commissioned in Abuja on Thursday December 20, 2018.
“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 on going.
“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, 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 and also due to ongoing construction works around the Lagos and Abuja airports.”