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Abuja airport will be fully automated before 2032: FAAN

The automation of facilities is slated for 2032 when the airport would be 50 years old.

• September 22, 2022
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, will be fully automated before 2032, says Regional General Manager, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Kabir Muhammed.

Mr Muhammed made this known on Wednesday in Abuja at the unveiling of the 3D signage publicising the airport 40th anniversary, which started operations on September 29, 1982.

He said that the authority was working assiduously to upgrade all the facilities at the airport to ensure complete automation before 2032 when the airport would be 50 years old.

“By the time the Abuja airport will be 50 years old, I want to believe that every facility at the airport will be automated. We already have a car parking system which we are currently automating,” Mr Muhammed said.

He said robust effort was being made to enhance security via enlightenment awareness to enable passengers to understand that the airport is a highly regulated environment.

“If you are not travelling, you have no reason to be inside the airport. Drivers may bring in passengers and what they need to do is to drop off the passengers and leave.

“In order to enhance the security situation, the management of FAAN is employing aviation security personnel and training them to ensure that the airport remains secure,” he said.

He said the airport management was focused on sustaining the security and safety of goods and passengers, and that the FAAN Taxi app would be fully operational soonest.

Mr Muhammed said the Abuja airport, which started with one module now has four modules operating domestic, regional and international flights, with about 35 local and foreign airlines operating at the airport.


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