Wednesday 12 June 2013

Aerotropolis to transform Nigeria into international business destination - FAAN

Aviation Nigeria

Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN), Mr George Uriesi has commended the aviation Aerotropolis project adding that it would transform Nigeria to an internationally important business destination.

Uriesi made this assertion while speaking at a global meeting for airport chief executives and industry leaders organised by the Airport Council International (ACI), and holding in Istanbul, Turkey.

Uriesi who was invited to join global players from Schiphol, Athens, Birmingham and Gatwick amongst others to discuss common challenges in airport developments and chart a new course for the industry gave a summary of the remodelling projects spanning across the country, stating that these were the begining of developments aimed at converting Nigerian airports into competitive continental hubs.

According to him, the benefits of the remodelling projects are already yielding results as FAAN has begin to see significant revenue increases from the commissioned projects.

Uriesi, who also held brief for African Airports gave a comprehensive update and analysis on the current state of development of African airports.

Director General of ACI, Angela Gittens said in supporting the theme entitled 'Dynamic Airpot Business Transformation' the conference was aimed at bringing together an exceptional line-up of CEO speakers and provide a platform for industry stakeholders from around the world.

Other speakers, including Jos Nijhuis, CEO of Schipol Group, Mark Reis, MD Seatle-Tacoma International Airport, Paul Kehoe and CEO, Birmingham Airport amongst others, shared innovations on bold and necessary approaches in business activities to counter both industry pressures and competition while delivering improved performance.

The ACI is the apex body of airport operators and air transport leaders which provides platforms across the world.


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