FAAN Closes MMA Apron To Connect New Terminal

By Uche Mbah Weeks after the Minister of Aviation indicated that the current Terminal of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, will be pulled down to give way for the new terminal, the Federal Airports Authority has announced the closure of Gate 1 Apron and some taxiways at the Tarmac. This, according to them is to enable the Chinese Construction company to complete linkage of the new Apron with the Terminal. Recall that the former Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had hinted on pulling down the old terminal to give way…

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FAAN vs Air Peace: Pilots Leave In Anger, Fidelity Bank Still Backs Air Peace

The Federal Airports Authority, FAAN, has been battling to extricate itself from the ethnic slur being given to the Ground handling company in the way they handled the Air peace landing crisis. Recall that a Boeing 737-300 acquired by Air Peace was denied Landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos by FAAN for several hours.  After several hours of wrangling, the Aircraft was allowed to pack at the Cargo terminal instead of the normal parking bay. The visibly angry foreign Pilots who were expected to train the crew on…

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MMA2 on Lock-down By Aviation Unions

By Uche Mbah For the second day running, the Murtala Muhammed 2, or MMA2 terminal of the Lagos Airport has been under lockdown due to the picketing being effected by labor unions in the industry. The picketing was advised by the backlog of salaries owed staff and general conditions of service as well the sacking of twenty Aviation staff. This expectedly has caused untold hardship to travelers, who are being forced to relocate to the General Aviation Terminal, GAT, run by the Federal Airports Authority, FAAN. MMA2 is being managed…

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