From Suleiman Idris, Lagos
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) yesterday advised
air travellers, to make early preparations for their travel during the forthcoming Eid-fitr (Sallah) celebration, to avoid the rush that usually takes place during this period at major airports across the country.
It said airports across the country usually witness a huge volume of passenger traffic due to increased movements of people travelling for the holiday including those returning from overseas for the same purpose.
General Manager, Corporate Communications of FAAN, Yakubu Dati in a statement said travellers should leave home early in order to confirm their tickets and complete other pre-boarding formalities in good time because of the heavy vehicular movements on access roads close to the terminals that may cause some passengers to miss their flights.
“We also wish to advise vehicle owners to make use of our designated car parks when visiting the airports, whether for business or pleasure. It will help to decongest the traffic on our access roads and also help to ensure the safety of lives and property within the airports. All vehicles parked in unauthorised places will therefore be towed and appropriate fines imposed on defaulters”.