MMA2 Begins Free Internet Services for Passengers
By Ikenna UGWU
LAGOS: As part of its determination to create a unique experience for passengers, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Two (MMA2), Lagos, in conjunction with iWayafrica and MultiChoice Nigeria, has introduced free internet services to passengers travelling through the terminal.
This is even as MMA2 won the Most Efficient Airport Terminal Award of the Transport and Society Weekly newspaper.
Industry stakeholders said the Wi-Fi Hotspot solution at MMA2 will be the first of its kind in any airport terminal in Africa. It will enable users of the terminal access the world while waiting to board their flights.
“We’re really making the travel experience unique. We are the only airport terminal in Africa to offer free Wi-Fi to passengers. We are the only airport in Nigeria with live arrivals and departures on the net (www.mma2lagos.com) and this is just the beginning. When it comes to working, investing and maintaining in the interest of the Nigerian public, we will make sure we remain far ahead. This is just one in the series of face-lifting, multi-million naira projects to be executed shortly at the terminal, which has been enjoying increased patronage in the last few weeks,” a statement issued by BASL said.
According to the statement signed by Steve Omolale-Ajulo, the company’s spokesman, “the first phase of the project has already started from the Final Departure. This is one of the numerous Xmas gifts BASL is giving to its passengers.
“Other locations at the terminal, such as the Food Court, Meeters & Greeters, as well as KFC are to be considered for the facility very soon. More ambitious projects to make MMA2 the best terminal in Africa will be executed in the New Year.”
Meanwhile, the management of the Transport and Society newspaper told the management of BASL at the presentation of the award in Lagos, that MMA2 won the Most Efficient Airport Terminal Award because of the consistent way it has been maintaining its facilities since inception, adding that the votes to determine the winner were cast by aviation stakeholders.
Responding, Mr. Christophe Penninck , chief executive officer of BASL, promised that the terminal would always remain the preferred gateway to majority of local air travellers in Nigeria.
The award is coming a few weeks after the newest airline in the country, Med-View Airline, began operations at MMA2 and said its decision to choose the terminal as operational base was informed by its facilities, which BASL promised it would continue to improve upon.