Data published by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) revealed that a total of 15,225,627 travellers pass d though Nigerian airports in 2021.
The data delineates an aggregate growth of over 100% in both domestic and international travel for the African Giant.
The data was provided by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), verified and validated by the NBS.
The total number of International passengers passing through Nigerian airports witnessed a 57.61% growth in 2021 with over 2 million passengers against just over 1.4 million in 2020.
For domestic passengers there was a 43.41% growth in 2021 with over 13 million passengers against just over 9 million in 2020.
The hotspots of Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt, Enugu and Owerri recorded the highest traffic rates.
Kastina, Kaduna, Ibadan and Jos aiports had the lowest rradfic rares.
Around 4.8 million passengers pass d through the domestic terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The domestic terminals of Lagos and Porthacourt had 4.1 million and 900,000 passengers respectively.
For International travel, Lagos had the highest traffic volume with around 1.6 million passengers, Abuja had 565,062 passengers while Port Harcourt had 14,519 passengers.
With significant upward review of domestic air fares given the rising cost of aviation fuel (Jet A1), it would be interesting to see the effects on passenger statistics for 2022.