Nigerian Airports Have Had 6.4 Million Passengers In The Last 6 Months
Between January and June of this year, a total of 6,420,820 passengers passed through Nigerian domestic and international airports, a 50.5 percent increase over the 4,267, 409 passengers who passed through during the same period in 2020.
News Agency of Nigeria
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria’s (FAAN) Passengers Traffic Statistics Report, says the total number of passengers was 5,513,098 domestic and 907,722 international.
According to the data, Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos handled the most international passengers in the first half of 2021, with 670,938, followed by Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) in Abuja with 225,985.
However, with 1,974,249 passengers, NAIA Abuja led the table for domestic air travelers, closely followed by Lagos Airport with 1,786,236. Port Harcourt has 377,679 passengers, Enugu has 231,669, and Kano has 225,870.
According to the data, Lagos and Abuja airports alone accounted for 3,760,485 out of a total of 5,513,098 domestic arrivals and departures, or 68.2 percent, and 896,923 out of a total of 907,722 international passengers, or 98.8 percent.
With only 10,119 international passengers in the first half of the year, Malam Aminu Kano International Airport placed in third.
Between January and June this year, the five major international airports in Lagos, Enugu, Abuja, Kano, and Port Harcourt handled a total of 126.4 million kilogrammes of cargo, a 106 percent increase over the 61.2 million reported in the same time in 2020.
Lagos alone accounted for nearly 90% of the total cargo flow of the five international airports, with 113.9 million kilogrammes.
Lagos handled 18.8 million kilogrammes of the 18.9 million kilogrammes handled at the five international airports, or 98.9% of all mail.
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