Monday, January 02, 2012

Low Passengers Turnout At Murtala Muhammed International Airport

The domestic terminals of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, recorded low activities on Monday as the New Year holiday ended.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that few travellers were seen booking for their tickets to resume work tomorrow in Abuja, Port Harcourt and Calabar.

The General Aviation Terminal and the Murtala Muhammed II Terminal were almost empty with few passengers and their relations on hand at the departure and arrival halls.

A major airline rescheduled its flight from 9.45 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. because of low passenger traffic.

An Abuja-bound passenger, Mr Victor Eteghe, told NAN "I am a civil servant and I hope to get to Abuja early to be able to rest before resuming work tomorrow.

"But we are experiencing some delays because of low turnout of passengers”.

Another passenger, Mr Onegiar Terry, also expressed disappointment with his delayed flight to Port Harcourt.

Mrs Elizabeth Ashiru, who was travelling to Abuja, said, "I decided to fly today to avoid the rush at the airport tomorrow.

"I paid N700 extra to hire a taxi to the airport to catch my early morning flight to Abuja, but unfortunately the flight was delayed because of low passenger turnout.

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