Sunday 21 October 2012

Commissioning of re-modeled Lagos General Airport Terminal(GAT)

SkyWatch Nigeria.

The newly re-modelled General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos will be commissioned in Lagos on Monday, October 22, 2012 by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.

According to a press release issued by the General Manager, Corporate Communications of FAAN, Mr Yakubu Datti, it will be the first terminal to be commissioned, among the 11 airports that are currently undergoing remodelling under the first phase of the Airport Remodelling Project.
The new terminal occupies a total floor area of about 4000 square metres, with maximum passenger capacity of about 400, at peak periods. The departure and arrival lounges have been increased to about 829 and 982 square metres respectively, while the check-in-area occupies about 1550 square metres. The increase will make passenger facilitation and cargo processing faster and easier.

The story of this terminal began in November, 2011, when the old terminal building that was re-designed and refurbished in late 1990s was demolished.The new terminal underwent a total reconstruction from the foundation. On her assumption of office as the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah, promised to transform the aviation industry, in line with the Transformation Agenda of the Federal Government. 
The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Mr. George Uriesi has pursued these goals and translated the vision to concrete reality with the support of the Minister.
Meanwhile, an MOU has been signed which has between the Governments of Nigeria and China for the construction of five new airport terminals in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Port-Harcourt and Enugu.

Courtesy: Nigerian Aviation News.


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