The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Wednesday said it
has collapsed the makeshift tent at Port Harcourt International
Airport, Omagwa, Rivers State.
This was made known by FAAN’s spokesperson, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu who
disclosed in an interview with the airport correspondence in Port
She said the move was occasioned by the recent commissioning and
movement of international operations to the new terminal at Port
Harcourt International Airport.
She said with the development, all domestic arrivals have moved to the
old international terminal.
Mrs. Yakubu said the former local departure lounge will henceforth
serve as local arrival hall while the erstwhile international
departure lounge has been converted to local departure lounge.
Last week, three foreign airlines- Air France, Lufthansa and Cronos
Airlines from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea- commenced operations into the
Yakubu said the terminal became fully operational when movement of
agencies and installation of technical facilities were concluded.
Cronos Airlines arrived from Accra, Ghana followed by Lufthansa from
Frankfurt and Air France from Paris.
According to Yakubu, the terminal, measuring 27, 000 square metres,
has the capacity to process five million passengers per annum.
President Muhammadu Buhari, had in October 2018, inaugurated the new
terminal, saying it had become necessary for the government to take
decisive action to ensure the nation’s airport terminals met minimum
international standards for the travelling public.