May 26, 2018 Last Updated 11:11 AM, May 23, 2018

Abuja airport to gain private jet terminal

Gatwick Airport tower and cargo terminal 1986 - geograph org uk - 348795ABN – Nigeria’s Ministry of Transport plans to develop a new terminal for private jet operations at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) in Abuja, in order to meet growing demand.

The development will cost an estimated N258 million (US$1.3 million) overall, with N173 million going toward the construction of a General Aviation Terminal (GAT) at Wing D of NAIA.

Adapting the GAT for private jets will cost about N71.5 million and refurbishing the fire station and GAT protocol lounge will cost N13.6 million.

The ministry also plans to build a new airline office for N66.5 million and a new Accident and Rescue Centre for N45 million.

Between 2008 and 2012, 120 private jets worth a total of $6.5 billion were imported into Nigeria, bringing the country’s total number of private jets to 200.


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