The Chief Executive Officer of Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited, Christophe Penninck, says the company is to install a passengers’ self check-in facility at the Murtala Muhammed Airport terminal.
Penninck told aviation correspondents on Thursday in Lagos that the installation of the facility was to bring the terminal at par with other international airport terminals around the world.
The Bi-Courtney boss said the International Air Transport Association compliance system made it easier and more efficient to process passengers.
He said that the company was completing the implementation of the latest version of the Common User Passenger Processing System at the terminal.
The chief executive disclosed that the company had installed new automatic gates, which, when operational, would ensure that only passengers with valid boarding pass could enter the secure zones.
Penninck said that in the last few months, the company had made massive investments in the development of infrastructure at the terminal.
He noted that the company would always look out for opportunities to invest in new facilities that would make the terminal seamless for intending passengers.
He added: “As promised last year, we increased the capacity of the check-in area.
“We installed a full Baggage Reconciliation System, which will soon go live together with the CUPPS and e-gates.
“This will make it possible to finally stop using manual bingo sheet and avoid baggage fraud.
“We installed two new escalators and a panoramic lift.
“We also replaced a lot of air conditioner throughout the terminal and hired a dedicated AC team to make sure the maintenance is constant.
“We also ordered five additional elevators and an escalator, all of which have already been delivered.
“The installation is ongoing and when this is completed, the car park will finally have two functioning lifts.
“We also plan to acquire two additional generators.
“To bring the terminal up to par with international airport terminals, we embarked on an extensive training of our staff.
“All security personnel of Bi-Courtney have received two weeks ICAO-certified AVSEC training with the support of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.”
Penninck said that Bi-Courtney would organise an event around the development to encourage other airports to install similar facilities at their terminals.