Yuletide: over 1900 flights operated through MMIA

By The Citizen
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Over 1,900 flights operated through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos during

the Yuletide.

This is contained in a statement, issued by Mr Supo Atobatele, the General Manager, Public Affairs of the Nigerian Airspace

Management Agency (NAMA) on Sunday in Lagos.

NAMa stated that  170,749 passengers were transported in and out of the airport  between Monday, Dec. 23, and

Tuesday, Dec. 31,2013

It said that the agency handled an average of 550 flights daily across the nation's airports apart from the low

level flight operations in the Niger Delta area.

“Traffic peaked on Monday, Dec. 23 when the airport recorded 289 flights, ferrying 25, 184 passengers while on Tuesday,

Christmas eve, 262 flights operated flying 23,625 passengers.

“Expectedly on the Christmas day, the traffic trimmed to 105 flights , flying only 10,772 passengers.

“In  all, 80,850 passengers were recorded on the domestic route while 89,296 passengers made the international

route,” he said.

The positive traffic trend since the introduction of area radar control in the country, has confirmed the safety

status of the Nigerian airspace, restoring public confidence in air travel.

The Managing Director of NAMA, Mr Nnamdi Udoh was quoted in his reactions to have said that at peak periods such

as this, the agency was always putting in place the necessary logistics to handle the expected high traffic.

“You will recall that not quite long, the agency embarked on massive calibration of all our navigational aids to

pave way for smooth flight operations at our airports as part of the transformation agenda of the Federal

Government in this sector,” Udoh said in the statement.