Over 15 million passengers passed through Nigerian airports in 2021, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The 15,225,627 passenger traffic recorded amounts to a combined growth of 101.02 per cent in domestic and international travel.
The data, which was released last week by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), verified and validated by NBS, showed that the total number of international passengers, who passed through Nigerian airports was 2,219,146, as against 1,408,026 passengers in 2020.
This represents a 57.61 per cent growth rate. In 2021, the total number of domestic passengers who passed through Nigerian airports was 13,006,481 as against 9,069,295 in 2020, which represents a 43.41 per cent growth rate. The number of arrivals in 2021 stood at 6,533,740, which was higher compared to 4,870,072 in 2020…
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