Data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)compiled from contributions by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) show that total passenger traffic through Nigeria’s airports in Q2, 2021 increased by 73 percent year-on-year and nine percent quarter-on-quarter to 3.2 million.
Supportive data from the national accounts show that air travel grew by 4.98 percent in the second quarter, 2021.
Despite the impressive year-on-year increase, Nigeria’s aviation sector is still recovering, with overall passenger traffic still below pre-pandemic levels.
While domestic air travel appears to have rebounded significantly, with a passenger load factor of around 80 percent of pre-pandemic levels, foreign air traffic remains low, at roughly 40 percent of pre-pandemic levels…
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