By Kelvin Osa Okunbor
President Aviation Security Spherical Desk Initiative (ASRTI) Dr Gbenga Olowo has urged the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has been suggested to get the Worldwide Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) three lettered codes to distinguish every of the terminals on the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos.
He stated the 4 terminals on the Lagos airport; the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport (MMIA), and three home terminals, together with the Murtala Muhammed Airport Two (MMA2), which is a personal owned-terminal wants distinct identification marks.
Olowo stated absence ICAO codes typically results in many passengers lacking their flights.
Olowo stated acquiring the codes would forestall chaos and flight misses by air vacationers at the same time as he urged the administration of FAAN to take a cue from different airports internationally with a number of terminals however are differentiated with ICAO codes.
Olowo cited New York Metropolis, which has John F. Kennedy (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Newark Liberty Worldwide Airport (EWR) to tell apart home terminals, whereas Paris Metropolis has Paris Orly Airport and Charles de Gaulie Airport (CDG).
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For London Metropolis, he famous that town has London Heathrow Airport (LHR), London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and others with ICAO codes to separate them from others.
He insisted that it was important for FAAN to acquire three letter ICAO codes to distinguish Lagos airport terminals.
He additional emphasised that the administration might use the protocols occasioned by Covid-19 virus pandemic to clear the confusion.
He stated: “Please, use the brand new protocols occasioned by Covid-19 to additionally clear the lengthy standing confusion of LOS (Lagos) Metropolis with 4 terminals. Because it stands, we have now one worldwide and three home terminals in Lagos airport alone.
“ICAO Codes are wanted to obviously differentiate the airport terminals for interlining reservation functions. Passengers at departure origins, interlining, and doing flight connections have missed their flights a number of occasions reporting to a unsuitable terminal particularly to MMA2.
“Airways are additionally illiberal with cancellations or missed connections introducing all type of charges and surcharges.”