FAAN Set to Introduce Paid Parking and Electronic Tags at Abuja Airport
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is changing the passenger experience at Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by introducing innovations.
Some of the innovations will include; e-tags to facilitate toll traffic, ban illegal car rental companies, end vantage and introduce paid parking lots to stop overcrowded environments at the airport, among others.
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Mr. Kabir Mohammed, the new Airport Manager/North Central Regional Director General of the Federal Airports Authority, revealed this in a conversation with aviation correspondents over the weekend.
He said the new order at the airport will provide a five-star experience for airport users.
Mohammed said, “Soon we are changing the face of the NAIAA. Before arriving at the airport, the traffic would scare you, but we have improved traffic flow,” he said, adding that electronic tags will soon be introduced at the toll.
He also said blind parking at the airport will soon end. “We will discourage this by introducing paid parking at the airport so that anyone littering the airport with cars stops,” he said.
Mohammed further hinted that illegal car rental operators at the airport would be sent to park.
“The practice of coming to the terminal, harassing passengers must end from the end of the month,” he said.
FAAN RM also said the airport mosque is being moved to a suitable location and local kiosks around the airport will be removed.
He said, “We are stopping all forms of illegal activity and extortion. We are ending the practice where cleaners, especially in lavatories, harass passengers.
“Going forward, once a passenger is in the lavatory, the cleaner leaves until the passenger is finished, then they can come back and clean again. A cleaner should not open lavatory doors, turn on taps and serve tissues to passengers. Passengers know how to use them.
“We can’t get it 100% right, but let there be some semblance of civility at the airport,” he said.