MMA2 Evolves From Being A Mere Airport Terminal

MMA2 Evolves From Being A Mere Airport Terminal

Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2, better known as MMA2 is evolving from being a mere airport terminal into an integral part of the travel experience for over eight thousand departing and arriving customers each day.
This is according to the Chief Operating Officer of Bi-courtney Aviation Services Limited, Ms. Tosan Duncan, who stated this today during a press parley held at the Board Room Space at MMA2 Training Academy in Lagos. She said: “The introduction of the Premium Departure Concierge service is set to redefine travel, catering to the evolving needs of modern passengers. Yet, our VIP and Private Membership Lounges remain steadfast, offering a personalized haven for those seeking comfort and exclusivity. MMA2 isn’t just an airport; it’s a dynamic ecosystem. With over 190 rental spaces housing local and international eateries, banks, travel services, and an array of shops, we’re not just facilitating travel. We’re creating a miniature version of modern life. From literature to luxury, telecommunications to fashion, we cater to diverse tastes and preferences.”
“We’re not just processing people; we’re building a lifestyle community; a space where serenity and self-assuredness coexist, offering a respite from the fast-paced world beyond these walls. Let us not forget the arts that breathe life into our terminal. The Art Gallery, a hub of creativity, allows passengers to engage with culture as they traverse our halls. And as we look toward the future, our multi-storey car park is being transformed to provide a range of parking options and streamlined payment methods,” said Duncan, who further disclosed that “in recent times, we have embarked on a new journey of collaboration and partnership, working hard at forging a strong bond with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, under whose auspices we operate as a privileged, public-private partnership. This connection is not merely political or economic; it’s a testament to the synergy that drives progress in our modern world. This new found friendship enables us to continually enhance the services we provide and contributes to the growth of the aviation sector in our region.”
Speaking while leading journalists on a tour of MMA2 facilities, BASL’s Head of Operations, Mr. Blessing Ewah said there were still 20 years left to operate the Design, Build, Operate, and Transfer (DBOT) agreement signed by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) with Bi-Courtney Limited as a Private-Public-Partnership. The MMA2 Terminal was commissioned on the 7th of April 2007 by former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, General Olusegun Obasanjo (Rtd).
“Since then, we have come a long way from our first day of flight operation being 7th May, 2007. The journey has not been easy, but with doggedness and a sense of patriotism worthy of emulation by the chairman of RESORT Group, for which Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited is a part of, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), and members of staff of the organization, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) has waded through the murky waters of doing business in Nigeria with a very lean financial war chest, but plenty of cerebral input,” said Ewah.
MMA2 which currently has staff strength of over 420 currently has 103 tenants out of 192 spaces it provides. This represents 67% occupancy rate and 33% vacancy rate. It has 2,200 KVA Generators apart from the two major electricity lines coming from the power supply authority in addition to its four turbines, that all ensure constant availability of electricity power.
BASL has invested over N600 Million making provisions for facilities such as immigration, NDLEA, Checking counters and other requirements for regional operations.
On preparedness of the terminal for the 2023 Christmas season, Ewah said there is a Peak Period Preparedness Plan known as 4Ps Plan which is to be launched in September 2023.

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Albinus Chiedu

Albinus Chiedu is a journalist, aviation media consultant, events management professional, and author. He has practiced journalism since 2000.

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