Passenger numbers in Nigeria increased in 2010 and 2011

The FAAN has released the passenger numbers for 2010, 2011 and the first half of 2012 (XLSX-format). The total number of passengers rose in 2010 compared to 2009 with 10,5 per cent to  13.981.677, and in 2011 compared to 2010 with 5,5 per cent to  14.751.83. Lagos Airport was the busiest airport in 2011 with  4.127.100 domestic and 2.621.190 international air travellers, while Abuja follows with 3.624.862 domestic and 591.285 international passengers. Overall, most of the smaller domestic airports experienced a decline in traffic in 2011. Airports that are not managed by the FAAN – Asaba, Gombe and Uyo – are not included in the calculations.



4 responses to “Passenger numbers in Nigeria increased in 2010 and 2011”

  1. P says :

    i’d like to see these broken down by airline/operator.

    • Anonymous says :

      That would actually be a very nice drill down of the numbers. For many of the airports, you can assume Arik holds the major market share, but just how much of it is what is not known.

    • Aviation in Nigeria says :

      FAAN nor the airlines will provide a breakdown. However, Arik Air carried 2.3 million passengers in 2010, meaning a 16,5 per cent of the total number of air travellers in that year. The airline should be more dominant on the domestic routes though.

      • LAF says :

        The gentleman, like the rest of us, would have to take a forensic approach and reconstruct the desired breakdown independently.Nice, if you have the time and patience for that. Fortunately, with the low carrier count and traffic numbers available plus a a rough idea of their modest networks, it can be done reasonably accurately.

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