Airports in Nigeria had 15.8 million passengers passing through them in 2021, a 69 percent rise in air passenger rate, according to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
The Managing Director of FAAN, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu who spoke at the 2022 Airline and Airport Business Summit, said the growth of air transport statistics has improved rapidly after the COVID-19 pandemic, disclosing that the passenger figure rose from 9.3 million in 2020 to 15.8m in 2021, showing an increase of 69% while aircraft movement increased by over 46% after the COVID-19.
On cargo movement, Yadudu said 191,000 tons of cargo were recorded in 2020, but rose to 381,000 tons in 2021, adding that the authority is working with other stakeholders in the air cargo logistics value chain to improve cargo export.
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