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.