Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) has said it will invest N500m ($3m) to upgrade its facilities and equipment at the Murtala Mohammed Airport Two, MMA2, Lagos this year.
With over $615,000 of the budgeted funds set aside for escalator and elevator facilities upgrade, BASL CEO, M. Chrisstophe Pennick said the company would also disburse cash on expansion of check-in counters and conveyor belts, among other operational facilities.
He stressed that with the upgrade, passengers would be able to carry out self-check-in at the terminal, or even on their mobile phones, without assistance from any quarters.
The current upgrade will make Bi-Courtney the first company in Sub-Saharan Africa to own a terminal that is International Air Transport Association (IATA)-complaint, Pennick said.
“We are actually changing the facilities in phases. This is the first phase, which we hope to conclude by either the first or second week of June.”
The facilities, expected to be open for use by mid-June, will also be in line with the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO standards.
Meanwhile, the CEO stated that check-in counters at the terminal would increase from 31 to 45. The expansion drive is expected to attract many financial institutions into the terminal, Pennick said.
BASL, which kicked off operations in 2007, is the manager of the Lagos airport private domestic terminal (MMA2)