The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has advised Nigerians, especially air travellers, to make early preparations for their travel for the forthcoming Christmas and New Year holidays, to avoid the rush that usually takes place during at major airports this season.
Airports across the country usually witness a huge volume of passenger traffic during these holidays, due to increased local movements of passengers for people travelling for the holidays, added to those returning from different countries overseas for the same purpose.
A statement by the General Manager, Corporate Communications, Mr. Yakubu Dati, said the authority also urged travellers to leave home early during these festive periods, in order to confirm their tickets and complete other pre-boarding formalities in good time because of the heavy vehicular movements on access roads close to the terminals that may cause some passengers to miss their flights.
He said, â€œWe also wish to advise vehicle owners to make use of our designated car parks when visiting the airports, whether for business or pleasure. It will help to decongest the traffic on our access roads and also help to ensure the safety of lives and property within the airports.