In a bid to enhance passenger facilitation at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos, the Federal Government has officially reopened the D Wing of the old international terminal.
This move comes as part of a broader effort to improve the travel experience for air travelers.
The decision to reopen the D Wing follows the directive issued by Mr. Festus Keyamo, the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, earlier this year. All airlines were instructed to vacate the old terminal at MMIA by October 1, 2023, to make way for renovation works aimed at modernizing and upgrading the facilities.
In a statement released by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), signed by the Director of Public Affairs & Consumer Protection, Abdullahi Yakubu-Funtua, it was confirmed that the D Wing’s reopening is a strategic move to complement the recently inaugurated new international terminal at MMIA.
The renovation of the old terminal will be carried out in batches, ensuring minimal disruption to ongoing operations at the airport. The government is committed to ensuring that passengers enjoy a seamless travel experience during the renovation period.
The statement from FAAN emphasized the importance of this decision, stating, “This is to inform the traveling public that the Hon. Minister of Aviation, Mr. Festus Keyamo, has graciously allowed the use of the D Wing of the Old Murtala Muhammed International terminal to complement the New International Terminal in order to ease facilitation of passengers through the airport.”
With the reopening of the D Wing, passengers can expect improved services and facilities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, reinforcing Nigeria’s commitment to providing a world-class aviation experience for both domestic and international travelers.
As the government continues its efforts to modernize and upgrade airports across the country, this move is seen as a significant step towards enhancing Nigeria’s position as a key player in the global aviation industry.