The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has inaugurated a modern automated car park at the Domestic Terminal 1 of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
FAAN’s Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, disclosed this in a statement she released to newsmen on Monday.
The statement said that the facility, inaugurated by the Managing Director of FAAN, Mr Saleh Dunoma, would curb leakages and boost FAAN’s revenue base.
“This modern facility is uniquely designed to ensure that parking fees are paid at the payment booths by its end-users before they exit the car park unlike in the past when they were paying at the entry point.
“This facility also has a special billing system which is programmed to give the end-users the exact amount for time spent at the parking lots,” it said.
The statement said that it would automatically eliminate long queues, reduce traffic, speed up passenger and vehicular movements at the landside of the terminal.
It would also ensure seamless facilitation of passengers and airport users, it said.
It said this automation would also key into President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to transparency since all the Federal Government Agencies revenue-points had been mandated to pay all revenues generated into the Federal Government’s Treasury Single Account (TSA).
The statement said: “The inauguration of this facility is in line with FAAN’s desire to give passengers and airport users improved air travel experience in line with global best practices.’’
FAAN assured the traveling public of her commitment to give the best of its services to the travelling public despite the economic challenges currently facing the country.
The statement also assured them of safety as they were approaching Yuletide, the peak period of air travel, which is usually associated with high passenger and vehicular traffic movements.