Sunday 20 January 2013

Deputy Senate President to commission Abuja GAT

Aviation Nigeria

The General Aviation Terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja will be commissioned Monday, January 21, 2013, by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.

The General Manager, Corporate Communications of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN), Mr Yakubu Dati in a press release on Friday noted that 'this is the second terminal to be commissioned under the on-going airport re-modelling project, initiated by President Goodluck Jonathan'. 

The first being the Domestic Terminal One at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, which was commissioned October 22, 2012. This leaves nine more airports in the first phase of the Airport Re-modelling Project to be commissioned.

Re-modelling work started at the Abuja [GAT] started in October, 2011 when domestic flight operations at the airport were transferred to the international wing of the airport. 

Dati said that the re-modelling entailed the expansion of the left, right and frontal areas of the old Domestic Terminal to accommodate more modern facilities, including a conference center, kitchen and dining area for VIPs. 

The operational area for both arriving and departing passengers has also been substantially increased, to make provision for a pilots' lounge, a food court of international standard, shops, offices for airlines, games room and many more.

For enhanced security, CCTV cameras have been installed at several points in the terminal, apart from X-ray scanning machines for the processing of passengers and cargo.

The new General Aviation Terminal is the first to be constructed at the airport since its inception in the early 1980’s and will now handle all non-scheduled flights at the airport. 
Scheduled domestic flight operations will continue to take place at the present location of the international wing of the airport.


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