Thursday 13 June 2013

Sokoto Airport to be commissioned before end of 4th 2013 quarter - FAAN

Aviation Nigeria

In furtherance of the Airport Remodelling Project, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said it is putting in place finishing touches to the remodelling work at the Sultan Saddik Abubakar III International Airport, Sokoto.

This was disclosed through a press statement by FAAN General Manager, Corporate Communications of Aviation parastatals, Mr. Yakubu Dati.

The agency which is handling 22 airport projects nationwide has said it is expected that the remodeled Sultan Abubakar III International Airport will be commissioned before the end of the fourth quarter of the year.

The statement also added that the remodelled terminal has full complement of modern facilities which include; Offices, Shops, Conveyor Belts, Screening Machines, Check-In Counters, Restaurants and Ultra Modern VIP lounges.

It added that the ambiance of the departure and arrivals lounges have also been improved considerably to provide sufficient comfort for all passengers and crew.

The agency also pointed out that the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, which serves as a major link between the North Western part of the country and the rest of the world, will experience new business opportunities with the new commercial offerings that the remodeled terminal will now offer airport users there. 

The airport offers flight connections to Lagos, Abuja and Kano, thereby serving as a major catalyst for investment in the North West zone of the country. The remodelling work which has transformed the 30 years old airport, from its relic image to a modern edifice befitting the ancient city, is one of the 22 airports undergoing remodelling. 


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