Nigerian Airports Record 3.5m Passengers, 54,000 Aircraft Movements in Q1

A total of 3.5 million passengers passed through Nigerian airports in 54,000 aircraft movements in the first quarter of 2019, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said. According to FAAN’s First Quarter Report obtained by News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the figure represented an increase of 76,397 passengers or 2.23 per cent growth

A total of 3.5 million passengers passed through Nigerian airports in 54,000 aircraft movements in the first quarter of 2019, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said.
According to FAAN’s First Quarter Report obtained by News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the figure represented an increase of 76,397 passengers or 2.23 per cent growth compared to the 3.43 million passengers recorded in the first quarter of 2018.
It also revealed there was 1.87 per cent increase in aircraft movements from 55,030 recorded during the same period in 2018.
According to the report, 2.56 million passengers travelled within the country (domestic), while a total of 951,128 passengers traveled into and out of the country (international) through the airports during the period under review.
The data further showed that 42,905 domestic and 11,095 international flights were operated across the nation’s 22 airports during the period.
The report on the four major airports in the country showed that Murtala Muhammed Airports, Lagos, (Domestic and International Wing) recorded the highest passengers and aircraft movements during the quarter.
The data indicated that Lagos airport recorded 1.53 million passengers, comprising 860,218 on domestic routes and 674,153 on the international routes.

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