Foreign airlines defy Nigerian government and reject order to relocate to new terminal
- Foreign airlines operating in Nigeria have refused an order from the Nigerian government to move their operations to the new terminal in Lagos
- Airlines are reportedly protesting the size of aprons at the new terminal, saying they may not fit their jets
- KLM, Birtish Airways, Emirates Airlines, among others, are among those rejecting the directive
Many foreign airlines in Nigeria have called on the Nigerian government and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to bluff to relocate to the new terminal at Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos.
The terminal which was built with Chinese loans was opened to the public by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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FAAN Managing Director Captain Rabiu Yagudu told reporters in Lagos that despite some foreign airlines complying and moving their operations to the new terminal, FAAN would be forced to move their operations to the new location at the right time. moment.
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The Punch reports that airlines may protest the small size of the new terminal’s aprons, which will make it difficult for airline planes to park.
Yugudu denounced the stubborn stance of the airlines, saying the agency will not force them to move, but they will not tell them how to operate.
He said recalcitrant airlines want to paint FAAN in a bad light that the terminal is no good, and called the allegation false.
Terminals built with Chinese loans
Punch said foreign airlines, including British Airways, Emirates Airlines, Air France, KLM and Lufthansa, have not yet moved their operations to the terminal.
Nigerian airline Air Peace has relocated its operations to the terminal.
Several Nigerian airports have recently added new terminals, including Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja and Port Harcourt International Airport. These new terminals were financed by the EXIM Bank of China.
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Legit.ng reported that airfares across Nigeria have increased by 100%, a check on the airlines’ website and Sun Newspaper reports.
Ticket prices for cities like Port Harcourt, Ilorin and northern states like Kebbi, Borno, Adamawa and Kano have increased by 100%.
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