17.2 million passengers travelled through Nigeria’s airports in 2018


The National Bureau of Statistics has said that a total of 17.2 million passengers travelled through Nigerian airports in 2018.



The bureau said this in its air transportation report which was released on its website on Thursday.



It said that there was an increase in the total number of international passengers that travelled through Nigerian airports peaking at 4,438,799 in 2018.



The figure, it noted, represented an increase of 9.42 per cent over the 4,056,717 passengers recorded in 2017.



The NBS report put the total number of domestic passengers that passed through Nigerian airports in 2018 at 12,791,639.



This, the NBS report stated, represented an increase of 23.19 per cent over the 10,383,452 passengers that passed through the domestic airports in 2017.



It put the number of aircraft that came into the country at 290,328.



Out of this figure, it said international aircraft was 55,961 in 2018 as against 40,328 aircraft in 2017.



On the other hand, the NBS put the total number of domestic aircraft that passed through Nigerian airports in 2008 at 234,367.



This, it noted, represented an increase of 11.24 per cent over the 210,693 aircrafts in 2017.
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