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No fewer than 148,357,253 air travellers handed by 26 airports in Nigeria between 2012 and 2021, statistics obtained from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have revealed.

Nevertheless, the statistics present that the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, Port Harcourt Worldwide Airport (PHIA), Omagwa and the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport (NAIA), Abuja attracted the best passenger actions within the nation than the others.

The statistics point out that in 2012, the Nigerian airports recorded 14,370,795 as inbound and outbound passengers, 2013 recorded 14,126,767 whereas 2014 had 15,339,393 inbound and outbound travellers throughout the 26 recognised airports and terminals.

For 2015, the nation had 15,222,887 travellers, whereas 2016 recorded 15,232,597 travellers across the nation’s aerodromes.

Others are 2017; 14,440,169, 2018; 16,371,674 and 2019 had 17,580,023 travellers.

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For 2020, in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, Nigeria recorded a meagre 10,447,321 outbound and inbound travels inside the interval.

It’s nonetheless pertinent to notice that world journey recorded a dip because of journey bans, lockdowns and different measures taken by the governments to checkmate the unfold of the virus in 2020 and prolonged to 2021.

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For the 2021 yr, when world journey was recovering from the pandemic, inbound and outbound travels elevated barely in Nigeria to fifteen,225,627.

The statistics revealed that Lagos Airport led the opposite aerodromes in passenger motion for the years beneath evaluate with about 58 million passenger actions.

Among the knowledge acquired revealed that the airport had 4,771,531 in 2012; 6,754,929 in 2013 and 5,345, 948 in 2014. For 2015, Lagos recorded 5,956,192, 2016; 5,757,512, 2017; 6,553,151 and 6,194,304 passenger motion in 2018.

Additionally, Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport, Abuja; Port Harcourt Worldwide Airport and Aminu Kano Worldwide Airport (AKIA), Kano recorded considerable passenger site visitors within the final decade.

However, Maiduguri, Sokoto, Yola, Katsina, Minna, Gombe, Enugu, Akure, Benin, Bauchi.Kebbi, Dutse and Ibadan airports recorded very low passenger site visitors inside the final decade with a few of them having lower than 10,000 passengers as inbound and outbound in 10 years.

Nevertheless, the info supplied excluded the passenger site visitors on the Murtala Muhammed Airport Two (MMA2), Lagos and Asaba Worldwide Airport, that are privately owned.

For MMA2, the terminal, which is operated by the Bi-Courtney Aviation Companies Restricted (BASL), has by no means launched passenger statistics because it was opened for operations on Might 7, 2007.

All enquiries for this goal had failed, whereas for Asaba Airport, the State Authorities handed it over to consortiums of personal corporations in 2021.

Plane motion in half a decade

Additionally, one other statistic obtained from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) itemised the plane motion out and in of Nigeria within the final 5 years.

The statistics confirmed that Nigeria recorded a complete of 1,148,495 plane actions, amongst over 37 home and international airways.

For home journey, there have been a complete of 954,347 plane actions, whereas on the worldwide scene, the nation recorded 194,151 actions amongst about 25 international airways, thereby making 1,148,495 between 2017 and 2021.

A year-by-year breakdown of the airports’ plane motion site visitors confirmed there have been a complete variety of 218,934 plane actions in 2017, indicating 178,999 for home and 39,935 for worldwide routes.

Additionally, for 2018, there have been a complete variety of 251,539 plane actions, revealing 195,622 for home and 55,917 for worldwide.

The determine indicated a 14.89% rise when in comparison with the earlier yr of 2017.

Within the yr 2019, Nigeria recorded a complete of 250,975 plane motion; 206,999 for home and 43,976 for worldwide routes, exhibiting a decline of 0.22% when in comparison with the earlier yr.

There was an additional decline in 2020, which was because of the emergence of Covid-19 pandemic.

The yr had simply 173,299 plane actions with the home recording 151,512, whereas the worldwide had 173,299 actions, exhibiting a 30.95 droop when in comparison with 2019.

However, the site visitors elevated in 2021 by a whopping 46.42% with 221,212 plane actions recorded for the home routes and 253,748 for the worldwide scene.

The home airways, based on the 5 years report had been Aero Contractors, Arik Air, Azman Air, Med-View Airways, Dana Air, Overland Airways, Air Peace, Max Air, Ibom Air, United Airways and Inexperienced Africa Airways.

On the international routes, the report talked about Africa World Airways, Air Cote D’Ivoire, Air France, Air Peace, Asky Airline, Azman Air, Badr Airways, British Airways, Cronos Air, Delta Air Strains, Egypt Air, Emirates, Ethiopian Airways and Kenya Airways.

Others are KLM, Lufthansa, Center East Airways, Qatar Air, Royal Air Maroc, Saudi Air, South African Airways, TAAG Angola, Turkish Airways, Tchad Air, United Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways.



2012                  14,370,795

2013                  14, 126, 767

2014                  15, 339, 393

2015                  15, 222, 887

2016                  15, 232,597

2017                  14,440,169

2018                  16, 371, 674

2019                  17,580,023

2020                  10,447,321

2021                  15,225,627


Complete:                  148,357,253