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Lagos launches new international terminal

Foreign and regional airlines have started flight operations from the inaugurated Lagos International terminal.

A Nigerian airline was the first to operate from the new edifice, after relocating its operations from the old terminal.

A spokesman for the airline, Stanley Olisa, “We are delighted to be the first airline to operate a flight at the newly commissioned MMIA Terminal 2 and going forward, all our regional and international departures will be from this new terminal”.

Passengers flying to Accra, Banjul, Freetown, Douala, Dakar, Johannesburg, and Dubai are to proceed to the new terminal for ticketing, check-in, and boarding, he said.

“We commend the Federal Government for the feat, and we will continue to blaze the trail.

Other airlines are also expected to relocate their operations to the terminal.

A week ago, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) carried out a mock exercise to ascertain the readiness of the airlines, security agencies, and other stakeholders for seamless facilitation.

Reporting by Nosa Aituamen; Editing by Omotola Oguneye and Tony Okerafor