How Airlines Are Coping With The Lagos Airport Shut Down
If you are traveling anywhere within Nigeria via the Lagos airport, you would have known that you couldn’t even get past the gate of the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 terminal.
This is because workers had shut down the MMA2 since Wednesday in protest of sacked workers.
So, the airlines operating out of the terminal have been forced to make alternative arrangements to fly their passengers as the aviation unions continued their picketing of the terminal on Thursday, October 11th.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the airlines have moved their passenger boarding and processing to the General Aviation Terminal operated by the Nigerian airports’ landlord, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN.
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The unions that are picketing the MMA2 include the National Union of Air Transport Employees, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers.
Despite a subsisting court order issued by Justice I. N Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos restraining them from the action, the unions had continued to shut down flights and business activities at the MMA2.
Airlines affected by the action included Arik Air, Medview Airline, Azman Air, Max Air, Dana Air and Aero Contractors, who operate flights from the terminal.
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