‘A New Low’: International Flights Board In ‘Pitch Darkness’ At Lagos Airport

‘A New Low’: International Flights Board In ‘Pitch Darkness’ At Lagos Airport

By Ella Ukairo | News Reporter on August 28, 2016
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Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos grandmothers
Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos

The Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos on Saturday, August 27, 2016 hit a new low as darkness enveloped the premier airport due to power outage at the time passengers were boarding flights to different foreign destinations.

“The power outage at the airport occurred between 10pm and midnight, when about four international flights – British Airways, Air France, South African Airways, and one other – were boarding,” ThisDay reports.

The departure lounge was pitch dark as airlines officials deployed gas-powered lanterns and battery-powered flashlights to check-in passengers and walk them through the boarding gates.

Passengers groped their ways through the boarding gates into the aircraft.

They discussed the security implications of conducting check-in and boarding processes in darkness in a country currently battling terrorism and at a time when aviation security should be a high priority.

“The place was full of heat and people were sweating. It was a disaster. Our international airport has reached a new low,” a passenger on one of the flights told the newspaper.

The cause of last night’s power outage at the airport could not be ascertained at the time of going to press.

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