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Lagos airport records low turnout

27 December 2012, 12:34

Ikeja - The domestic terminals of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, on Wednesday recorded low turnout of travellers a day after the Christmas celebration.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that few people, including children made enquiries for tickets to travel, while few passengers also arrived and were received by their loved ones.

Short queues of passengers characterised some airlines’ counters at the two terminals as travellers waited anxiously to be checked in.

The General Aviation Terminal and the Murtala Muhammed Terminal (MMA) 2 were scanty as only few travellers were jostling for tickets.

Most of the passengers were heading for Abuja and Port Harcourt.

Some outbound passengers told NAN that they were travelling for business transaction before the New Year holiday would start.

An Abuja-bound passenger, Mr Isaac Ayeidun told NAN that he was a contractor in Abuja and wanted to fly to quickly sign some documents pertaining to his business in Abuja.

He said that he would fly back to Lagos before the New Year to join with his family for the celebration.

Mrs Blessing Udoka, a passenger to Port Harcourt, told NAN that she was on her way to supply some of her customers some wares in Port Harcourt.

NAN reports that tickets for air travel from Lagos to Abuja is between N25 000 and N29 000 on counter, while Lagos to Port Harcourt is between N27 000 and N30 000.

NAN reports that vehicular movement at the airport also recorded a low turnout as armed policemen were seen checking vehicles entry into the airport.  

All agencies and offices at the airport were locked up, except the airlines ticketing office that were opened for business.



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