Airlines make alternative arrangements as unions shut down MMA2

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Airlines operating at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 Lagos, have been forced to make alternative arrangements to fly their passengers as aviation unions continued their picketing of the terminal on Thursday.

The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the airlines have moved their passenger boarding and processing to the General Aviation Terminal operated by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.

NAN reports the unions had since Wednesday embarked on a protest over the alleged sack of 24 employees, who indicated interest to join unions by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited, operators of the MMA2.

The unions are the National Union of Air Transport Employees, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers.

Despite a subsisting court order issued by Justice I. N Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos restraining them from the action, the unions had continued to shut down flights and business activities at the MMA2.

Airlines affected by the action included Arik Air, Medview Airline, Azman Air, Max Air, Dana Air and Aero Contractors, who operate flights from the terminal.

Posted by Juliet Ekwebelam (NAN)