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FAAN plans full automation of Abuja airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said it is planning full automation of facilitation at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja (NAIAA) as…

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said it is planning full automation of facilitation at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja (NAIAA) as the airport clocks forty years.

FAAN said before the airport marks its 50th anniversary, all facilities and facilitations at the airport should be fully automated.

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FAAN plans full automation of Abuja airport

Mr. Kabir Yusuf Mohammad, the Regional General Manager, North Central and the Airport Manager disclosed this to journalists while unveiling the 40th anniversary signage at the Abuja Airport. 

He said the automation of the airport is to improve efficiency, eliminate corruption and improve passengers’ experiences.

He said the airport, which began with just a terminal, now became a flagship with four terminals, professing volumes of passengers.

The International Airport Abuja was commissioned on the 29th of September 1982. 

“It’s worthy of being celebrated. But in 40 years, you will see that from one single terminal or one module at the airport, we have about four models now that are currently operational with domestic, regional and international flights. We began with operating from here and from a few numbers of airlines to almost about 35 airlines doing both domestic and international flights, operating in and out of the airport. This is inclusive of private operators,” he said.

The RM reiterated that paid parking will commence on the 29th of September as planned.

“Currently, we are automating our car parks. From the 29th of September, we’ll have a park and pay system. It is an automated car parking system whereby you drive in; you just pick up your ticket yourself, find the right location for parking, you park and when you’re leaving, you go to paying boots and pay.