Respite for passengers as Arik Air commences P/Harcourt flights from MMA2
Respite is finally here for passengers as Arik Air, Nigeria’s biggest carrier has launched its Lagos-Port Harcourt flight services from the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal two (MMA2), terminal amidst commendations from stakeholders.
BusinessDay’s checks show that for over ten years, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limitrd, (BASL) and Arik Air had dissagreed over relocation of operations to the terminal but events took a new turn since the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) took over the operations of the airline, as both parties have resolved to partner in a bit to satisfy passengers.
Speaking during a brief ceremony to mark the operations, Steve Omolale, representative of BASL, who is also the public relations manager at MMA2, said the commencement of Arik Air operations from the terminal is one of the greatest achievements of BASL this year.
While assuring travellers and the airline of safety in all operations, Omolale said the terminal has all the facilities to accommodate all domestic airlines, adding that already, six are operating from the terminal.
“This is a facility that will make your passengers feel safe and secure, this is a terminal where you have modern facilities, we spend millions of naira in maintaining the terminal every month and we say we have the facilities to accommodate more airlines.
“We assure you of the best services you can ever think of and of the sustenance of the high standards in this facility”, he said.
Also speaking Murat Ozcan, Vice President, Arik Air ground operations, commended the efforts of BASL at putting such edifice in pace, adding that the airline is happy to commence part of its operations from the terminal.
Abdullahi Mahmoud Chief Pilot of Arik Air, who also commended the ambiance and facilities at MMA2, said the terminal has facilities that is up to international standards, adding that as a pilot that has travelled widely, MMA2 is superb.
Mahmoud, who said the relocation of Arik Air’s Port Harcourt operation to MMA2 is a relief, said, “MMA2 is a standard terminal, I can say this because I have been to most part of the world.”
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