From Suleiman Idris, Lagos
Operator of the premier private airport terminal in Nigeria, the Murtala Mohammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL has assured Arik Air management of seamless passenger facilitation, as the airline kicked off its scheduled flight operations to Port Harcourt International Airport from the terminal.
Spokesman of BASL, Steve Omolale, told reporters that the terminal facilities world class facilities including it spacious ticketing and departure hall, modern facilities, such as automated check-in counters, smooth escalators/elevators, waiting ambulance, health facilities, lounges, restaurants and shops are ideal for an airline of Arik class.
“MMA2 remains a safe, secured and efficient passenger-friendly terminal to provide exceptional services to Arik’s guests to Port Harcourt and the best destination for other flying passengers and shoppers. We want to assure all the passengers who will be flying Arik Air from this Saturday of seamless facilitation as we welcome all of them to our terminal”.
A statement quoted the Chief Executive Officer of BASL, Captain Jari Williams, as expressing delight at the move by Arik, affirming that MMA2 would continue to offer passengers using the terminal hitch-free facilitation and the ambience that would make their flying experience worth the while.
Arik Air had earlier announced it will discontinue its flights to and from Port Harcourt International, hitherto operated from the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) at the local wing of the airport and relocate the operations to MMA2.
Omolale said with this move, Arik Air will join Dana, Aero, Med-View, Azman and First Nation airlines, which have been operating scheduled flights from MMA2 over the years.
Arik Air currently flies Chevron chartered flights from MMA2 to the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) Base, Port Harcourt.