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For their outstanding performances, two of the most recognisable brands, the Murtala Muhammed Airport2, otherwise known as MMA2 operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) and Africa’s most profitable airline, Ethiopian Airlines have been rewarded by bagging the ‘Most COVID-19 compliant terminal’ and the ‘Most COVID-19 Innovative carrier’ respectively by Nigerian aviation journalists under the aegis of League of Airports and Aviation Correspondent (LAAC).
The presentation of awards took place at the just concluded 25th edition of LAAC Annual Conference & Awards held at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos on Wednesday, 28th July,2020.
The award, which was presented to BASL on behalf of LAAC by Mallam Adamu Abdullahi, the Executive Commissioner (Operations), Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Council, was in recognition of the high level of safety protocols put in place by BASL in its operations as mandated by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19.
These, according to LAAC, include physical distancing between passengers and floor markings, social distancing, nose mask wearing, baggage disinfection before flight, temperature checks before entering airport premises and use of hand sanitisers.
In the citation, LAAC stated that the terminal operator ensures standard passenger facilitation processes and Port Health officials screen all terminal users before they are allowed to access the facility.
Responding, the Group Corporate Affairs Manager, Mr. Mikail Mumuni, who received the award on behalf of BASL, heartily expressed the company’s appreciation to the League, saying it signifies an endorsement of Bi-Courtney’s contribution to making the nation’s aviation sector safer.
He said, “We are pleased to receive this award from the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents. We see this as an endorsement of our contribution and commitment to the up-liftment of the aviation industry.
“We have deliberately invested to keep the terminal functioning and continued to making it run effectively and efficiently for passengers safety and comfort,” adding that BASL will continue to offer top-notch services to the industry.
According to LAAC, Ethiopian deserved the award “in view of your airline’s creativity during the global pandemic crisis by converting its passenger aircraft to cargo to transport the much needed medical supplies to combat the spread of Covid19.”
The Award was received by the GM of Ethiopian Airlines in Nigeria Shimeles Arage. The conversion of the freighters was one of the highlights of Ethiopian Airlines response to the changing dynamics occasioned by the pandemic. Mr. Arage thanked the organisers for recognising the hard work done by ET.Google+