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Nigeria's air traffic grows by 31% during 2008; defies global slump
Thu, 05 Mar 2009 10:55
TradeInvestNigeria Staff


Nigerian air traffic has increased 31% during 2008 in spite of the economic slowdown, Business Day reports.

Statistics by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) reveal that 10,993,647 passengers passed through the country's airports, compared to 8,409,944 during 2007.

Domestic passenger traffic during 2008 was 6,754,291 with the total number of international passengers standing at 4,239,356.

The statistics further reveal that:

  • Katsina airport received 4,665 passengers during 2008, up 280% from 1,228 in 2007.
  • Passengers at Jos Airport increased 115% from 22,844 in 2007 to 49,057 in 2008.
  • Abuja's international terminal received 517,049 passengers in 2008, a 96% increase from 263,953 during 2007.
  • The domestic wing of Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos recorded a 40% increase while the international wing only received 8% more visitors during 2008. According to the statistics 2,794,919 passengers went through the airport on domestic routes in 2008, while 2,2341,778 international passengers passed through.


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