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Bi-Courtney debunks ticket racketeering allegation at MMA2



Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Ltd., operators of Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal II (MMA2), Ikeja, says there is no ticket racketeering at the terminal.

This is contained in a statement signed by Mrs Ajoke Yinka-Olawuyi, Head of Corporate Communications of the company, on Tuesday in Lagos.

Yinka-Olawuyi also described as unfounded, an allegation that unpatriotic Nigerian were using private Point of Sale (POS) machines within the terminal to carry out fraudulent payments.

She said that the company was commitment to maintaining a secure, transparent and efficient airport environment.

It was reported that there is an allegation that ticket racketeering is rampant at MMA2, with one-way ticket cost being inflated to as high as N250,000 by some staff of airlines and others.

The official said that internal monitoring systems of the company did not detect any hoarding of tickets or any collusion between airline staff and touts to inflate ticket prices.

“At MMA2, all ticket transactions are conducted at the airlines’ sales booths, using their official means of payment.

“To combat any form of touting or illegal activities, MMA2 collaborates closely with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Aviation Security (AVSEC), and other relevant authorities.

“Recently, FAAN established a joint task force specifically aimed at addressing touting activities across all Nigerian airports,” Yinka-Olawuyi noted.

According to her, anyone found engaging in illegal activities will face the full wrath of the law.

She said that the company’s commitment to passenger safety was unwavering, urging that passengers to feel free to lodge complaints.

Itohan Abara-laserian

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