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Foreign airlines ordered out of Lagos airport

23 July 2013, 11:07

Lagos - The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has ordered the foreign airlines operating from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos to move from their offices in order for the international terminal to undergo renovations.

The airlines have to relocate in two weeks.

Reacting to the order, the President of the Association of Foreign Airlines Representatives of Nigeria (AFARN), Kingsley Nwokoma, said the airlines affected have some concerns about the relocation order as it might affect their businesses negatively.

Airlines  affected by the quit order include British Airways, Air France- KLM, Aero, Ethiopian Airlines and Rwanda Air.

"We are not in support of the movement and airlines should be priority in any decision making” Nwokoma said.

FAAN’s Spokersperson, Yakubu Dati, however said the renovations were routine.

“FAAN is remodelling the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos terminal and such activities require inconveniencing our tenants from time to time.

"In Port Harcourt for example, we had to move the airlines completely out of the terminal. It is purely routine," he said.

- CAJ News


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