Friday, 5 September 2014

FAAN DEPLOYS SHUTTLE BUS BETWEEN LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

FAAN DEPLOYS SHUTTLE BUS BETWEEN LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Transportation between the local and international terminal of Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos, recently received a boost with the deployment of four shuttle bus to ply the route.

The 30-seater shuttle buses were deployed by FAAN in partnership with Skyplus Contracts and Logistic Limited. FAAN’s General Manager Commercial, Mr. Tayo Adewakun, who unveiled the buses on September 1, 2014, at the car park of MMA’s Domestic Terminal 1, said the deployment of the vehicles was not to compete with regular car hire operators but to ease the movement of transit passengers from domestic to international terminals and vice versa.

Accompanied by other commercial staff of the Authority, Mr. Adewakun disclosed that the buses would pick passengers from DT1 and drop them at MM2 and international wing without stopping on the road. He added that the shuttle bus would not pick any passenger on the road but at DT1 and MMIA. The buses would only drop passengers at MM2.

Speaking during the launching of the shuttle bus, the Managing Director of Skyplus Contract and Logistics, Mrs Shobayo said she was motivated into partnering with FAAN because of her experience as a frequent flyer.

Shobayo noted that the deployment of the shuttle buses would bridge the gap between the local and international airport terminals, adding that getting a drop for passengers on transit was always risky. She commended FAAN’s management for the accelerated approval given to her company for the shuttle service.