The management of Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited on Wednesday commenced the installation of new escalators at Terminal Two of the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
The spokesman of BASL, Steve Omolale, told airport correspondents at a news conference that the company had also begun operating its automated car park.
Omolale said that the company embarked on the projects to lessen the burden of passengers and other airport users at the 800-capacity Multi-Storey Car Park.
Omolale said the car park had been fully automated in a bid to make the use of the facility easier.
He said that the terminal car park could accommodate about 800 vehicles at once, while two new escalators were being installed to replace the old ones.
He, however, said the company had positioned some of its staff to monitor how the passengers and other airport users would use the escalators and the automated park.
He said: “We, therefore, appeal to all airport users to follow their instructions, while we will do all that is humanly possible to complete the installation sooner than expected.”
The spokesman said that each of the three floors of the four-floor car park had a fully automated entry and exit barriers and column gates.
Omolale added: “The new system comes with automated time-stamped ticket and various electronic applications such as windscreen chip, access card and drive touch button.
“The car park manager has a control system managing all points and in-phone facility for communications from his office to the cash points and entry point.
“This has eliminated the manual ticketing of the car park users.”
Omolale said that a ticket holder had been installed in the column gate at the exit point to withhold successful tickets after being processed and reject failed tickets for further processing at the cash points.