BASL To Encourage, Appreciate OTP Compliant Airlines
Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operator of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), says it is “working on the introduction of On-Time-Performance (OTP), an initiative that will promote accountability and reward promptness for the airlines’ activities.”
A statement from Oluwatosin Onalaja, its Head of Corporate Communications, BASL says this initiative will be an addition to the existing Customer Care Programme in the terminal and that an airline is considered OTP Compliant, when it is able to operate its scheduled flights timeously.
He stressed further: “A flight is considered on time when it arrives and/or departs within 15 minutes of the scheduled time. Cancelled flights count as not-on-time flights. The OTP is calculated based only on flights that operate within the scheduled arrival and/or departure time, with minimal or zero cancellation.
“At the end of the day, the OTP-compliant airlines will be appropriately recognized and appreciated, to engender a culture of on-time performance among airlines at the MMA2 terminal.” he added.
Meanwhile, BASL has felicitated the Nigerian Muslims on this year’s Eid-El Kabir Festival, assuring them and other travelers and users of the gateway of maximum safety and security within and around the airport facility during and after the festivity.
BASL said it has continued to invest heavily in infrastructure maintenance, and human capital development of its workforce, to promote and sustain the safety and security of lives and property within and around the airport terminal.
According to Onalaja: “We are in the aviation business, a highly regulated and specialized industry. To achieve success in this space, modern infrastructure is key. Consistent maintenance is yet another face that must be heavily invested in.
“On safety and security, we have a very large Aviation Security Team, who we continue to train and retrain. In addition to these professional trainings, we have also leveraged the expertise of the country’s various law enforcement agencies like the Police, the Air Force, and the DSS for joint drilling and training,” Onalaja added.
Onalaja said BASL continues to provide additional operational support to all the airlines and other statutory regulatory agencies operating within the MMA2 to ease the burdens of flight delays and cancellations.