FAAN introduces Park and pay at Abuja Airport as it celebrate 40th anniversary
The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) will on the 2nd of October 2022 commence automated park and pay at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to checkmate touting and indiscriminate parking at the airport.
The Regional Manager Abuja Airport Mr Kabiru Mohammed while speaking yesterday at the commissioning of the Park and Pay which also coincided with the 40years anniversary of the airport said the park and pay policy will affect cars parked at the designated car parks and also at the roadside
The Regional Manager said the first 30 minutes will be free after which vehicle owners will have to pay an undisclosed amount of money adding that new Identity cards would be issued to the FAAN staff from which they can use to park.
He mentioned that complementary cards will be issued to security and protocol officers of VIPs for a specific period of time after which they will have to pay to park at the airport.
He said “this will help us reduce incessant indiscriminate parking, touting and unwanted activities, the fact remains this is an airport, it is a highly regulated environment this is why we introducing this
Meanwhile, the Regional Manager mentioned that the airport is bedevilled with challenges ranging from the poor power supply, political influences, and people not following laid down regulations adding that FAAN Abuja has been inculcating a level of discipline among the staff such that airport users would also live within those rules and regulations guiding the airport.
The FAAN Managing Director Captain Rabiu Yadudu disclosed that the plan to construct the second runway at the airport is already at an advanced stage.
Reeling out their achievement in the last 40years he said the airport currently has 8 domestic airlines operating with a daily average of 65 flights and 11774 passengers. The airport also boasts 12 international carriers with an average of 10 flights and 3034 passengers daily.
He said as of August 2022 the airport has processed 3.24 million domestic and 638,302 international passengers.
The FAAN MD who was represented by the Director of Airport Operations Captain Mukthar Kuye noted that in the last 40years the trajectory of progress has been upward ever since, as passengers have always commended the level of facilities and service delivery at the airport.
He said, “As a testament to this, the airport was adjudged the Best Airport in Safety for the year 2018 by Airport Council International, Africa Region. The airport also received ACI’s Airport Service Quality Award in the year 2020, amongst several others.”
He expressed confidence that in no distant time will be ranking among the best airports in the world.