Traffic To Increase At Completion Of Airport Terminals
SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, (THEWILL) – A significant increase in passenger, cargo and aircraft traffic is expected in Nigerian airports when most of the terminals and other related projects at these airports have been completed.
Already, with improvements in terminal and air side facilities at these airports, a number of local airlines in the country have started expanding their route network to the West Coast of Africa.
Also, some foreign airlines, with Lagos as their only destination, have begun to show interest in operating into Mallam Aminu Kano and Port
Harcourt International airports.
Yakubu Dati, spokesperson for the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), made the disclosure adding that the increase became noticeable towards the end of last year.
In September, the figure for passenger movements in all the airports was 316,680. The figure grew steadily to 318,503 in October, 328,652 in
November and 336,652 in December 2015.
During the same period in 2015, cargo movements grew steadily from 13,504,252 in September 15,435,842 in October, 16,102,686 and
16,267,208 in December.
Story by David Oputah