Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos Terminal Two (MMA2), operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), has won the award of the MostT COVID-19 Compliant Terminal instituted by the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC).
The presentation took place during the 25th edition of LAAC Annual Conference & Awards held in Lagos yesterday.
The award, which was presented to BASL on behalf of LAAC by Mallam the Executive Commissioner (Operations), Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Council, Mallam Adamu Abdullahi, according to the organisers, was in recognition of the high level of safety protocols put in place by the company in its operations as mandated by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19.
The protocols include: physical distancing between passengers and floor markings, social distancing, nose mask wearing, baggage disinfection before flight, temperature checks before entering airport premises and use of hand sanitisers.
In the citation, LAAC stated that the terminal operator ensured standard passenger facilitation processes and Port Health officials screen all terminal users before they are allowed to access the facility.
Receiving the award, the Group Corporate Affairs Manager, BASL, Mr. Mikail Mumuni, expressed the company's appreciation to the League, saying it signified an endorsement of Bi-Courtney's contribution to making the nation's aviation sector safer.
He said: "We are pleased to receive this award from the LAAC. We see this as an endorsement of our contribution and commitment to the upliftment of the aviation industry."
"We have deliberately invested to keep the terminal functioning and continued to making it run effectively and efficiently for passengers safety and comfort. BASL will continue to offer top-notch services to the industry."
The company said in a statement that there were goodwill messages from top chief executive officers (CEOs) and other captains of industries, majority of those who lauded the initiatives of LAAC for organising such an event at an auspicious time like this where topical issues are dissected - all for the sustainability and development of the aviation sector.
According to BASL, the programme was attended by top officials of the Federal Ministry of Aviation; Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN); Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA); Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA); Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N), Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria and Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), and other aviation stakeholders.