In the continuing efforts to upgrade the facilities at the nation’s airports, deliver first-class services to air travellers and offer unique experiences to all airport users, it has become necessary to initiate new policies as well as affirm existing regulations on activities in airports across the nation.


Air travel should be less stressful and all airport users should enjoy free access to services and facilities that are meant for that purpose. The precincts of the airports should, therefore, present no impediments to air travellers and all other airport users. To ensure this objective, it has become imperative to bring to the notice of airport users the following regulations:

  1. All persons travelling through Nigerian airports should allow more time for processing their trips. This includes completing all check-in formalities and clearing security screening prior to take off. Passengers should, ideally, arrive two hours early for domestic flights and three hours early for international flights
  2. FAAN maintains a shortlist of approved protocol outfits. Apart from the approved organizations contained in the list, no individual, agency, corporation, or company is allowed to conduct protocol activities in all Nigerian airports.
  3. Air passengers are advised to reduce the number of friends and relatives that escort them to the airport. This will allow for the efficient facilitation for traveling individuals. It will also make the airports less crowded and rowdy, as well as prevent the probable security challenges posed by such a situation.
  4. Some items considered dangerous to air travel are prohibited and would be seized at security screening areas. They include sharp objects, guns, and firearms, flammable items, disabling chemicals and other dangerous goods, such sporting objects as bats and sticks tools of any length, martial art and self-defence items as well as explosives and any other dangerous items.
  5. Carry-on or hand luggage can only hold liquids, aerosols and gels (LAG) not exceeding 100 millilitres each. Such items must be placed in transparent resealable plastic bags, and must not exceed a combined total of one litre. Each passenger is permitted to carry only one such bag. All items that are not packed according to these requirements would be seized and disposed of according to set procedure.
  6. Passengers should maintain stipulated weight for hold luggage and avoid cramming so much into such bags. Items that are not suitable for carry-on luggage should be packed in bags and duly checked-in at the airline counter. To avoid any inconvenience, passengers are advised to use the FAAN cargo services to facilitate the movement of goods that are far in excess of the weight appropriate for passenger flights.

FAAN will continue to work for a more relaxed and pleasurable experience for all air passengers and users of Nigeria’s airports. We appreciate your patronage and seek not only to provide modern in fracture but offer memorable experiences as you travel through our airports.

Queenta N. Duru Irukahttp://www.evergreennewsonline.com
A certified Senior Reporter/Advert Executive Evergreennewoline, Creative Writer/Graphic Designer/Political Analysts/ Entrepreneur & Fashionista



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