Abuja Airport records 3.8m passengers in 2013 – Report

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, handled 3,867,265 passengers traffic and 60,456 aircraft movements in 2013, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said on Monday in Abuja,

This is contained in the Traffic Analysis Report signed and released by Mr Danmusa Jibril, Head of Operations Department, FAAN.

The report, made available to newsmen, said the passengers comprised those who arrived and departed Abuja through the airport during the year under review.

Also, it included domestic and international scheduled and non-scheduled commercial and chartered flights that landed and took-off from Abuja in 2013.

The report said the 2013 passengers’ traffic and aircraft movements were significant improvements over that of 2012 when the airport recorded 312,090 passengers and 4,986 aircraft.

The report said the airport recorded 2,927,883 passengers on its scheduled domestic traffic movements for the year.

According to the report, 205,415 scheduled domestic passengers arrived and departed through the airport in January and 218,276 in February.

It states that scheduled passengers were people that came through scheduled flights while non-scheduled ones were those that flew in and out of the airport through chartered flights.

In March, 212,767 passengers flew into and outside Abuja; 222,464 in April; 238,115 in May and 258,477 in June, it said.

It stated that in July, the airport recorded 294,364 passengers; 279,464 in August and 267,472 in September.

It recorded 240,405 passengers in October; 242,737 in November and 247,327 in December, the report said.

The report added that the airport recorded 83,893 passengers on its non-scheduled domestic traffic movements that arrived and departed Abuja in 2013. Adding that for scheduled international passengers’ flow, the airport also recorded 802,747 passengers during the period.

While for non-scheduled international passengers’ flow, the airport had 52,742 passengers that arrived and departed between January and December, 2013. (NAN)


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