NIGERIA: Travel Agencies Raise Safety Awareness Ahead of International Flight Resumption

Ahead of the International Flight Resumption, travel agencies Yesterday flagged off a Safety awareness campaign at international airports.

The National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA), during the course of the awareness, stated that necessary measures have been put in place to ensure international air passengers gets firsthand information and updates on their destination protocols and safety requirements.

The Vice President, NANTA Lagos Zone, Yinka Folami, said this when the association distributed face masks to passengers and airline staff at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal II (MMA2) in Lagos.

Folami said they were prepared to ensure that international air passengers do not encounter problems at Lagos and Abuja airports, while members have been sensitised and educated on what the protocols are; from the airport to boarding, in-flight and at destination.

He said this would give NANTA members the opportunity to act as consultants to the travelling public, adding that with the pandemic, they had been challenged to go beyond their ticketing services.

Chairman, Corporate Social Responsibility NANTA, Ima Victor-Ekpo, revealed that few airlines had informed NANTA of their flight restart from September 1, while they wait for others notification.

“We have been in touch with all the airlines. We’ve been in webinars with them. Most of them are starting on September 1, but others have also pushed for October because they have to get ready.”

She said as part of their preparedness for International flight resumption and safety of passengers, they felt the need to distribute face masks to reassure customers of their safety to fly.

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