FAAN: Nigeria air traf­fic dropped in 2013

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Olyemi R. Ibrahim, with agency re­port

The Federal Air­ports Author­ity of Nigeria (FAAN) has re­vealed that the coun­try has recorded 222,967 air­craft move­ments last year, a 3.9 per­cent­age drop, com­pared to 231,599 move­ments in 2012.

The rev­e­la­tion was con­tained in a state­ment is­sued in La­gos by FAAN spokesper­son, Mr Yakubu Dati.

The state­ment said that the Mur­tala Muhammed In­ter­na­tional Air­port, La­gos, recorded the high­est move­ment of 96,549 as against 95,849 move­ments in 2012.

It said that the Nnamdi Azikiwe In­ter­na­tional Air­port, Abuja, had the sec­ond high­est traf­fic, record­ing 57,153 in 2013 as against 56,477 move­ments in 2012.

Also a re­port by the Na­tional Bureau of Sta­tis­tics (NBS) said La­gos and Abuja air­ports have recorded over 75 per­cent of to­tal air pas­sen­ger travel in Nigeria, both in 2012 and 2013.

NBS said yes­ter­day that the Do­mes­tic Air Pas­sen­ger Traf­fic – Jan­uary 2012 to De­cem­ber 2013, re­vealed that about 50 per­cent of aver­age to­tal pas­sen­ger air travel be­tween 2012 and 2013 were through La­gos air­port, do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional wings, while 25 per­cent were through Abuja air­port.

The NBS re­port said the avi­a­tion sec­tor has con­trib­uted N32.2 bil­lion in the re­cently re­based GDP, adding that the air trans­port con­trib­uted N48.8 bil­lion in 2013, N42.7 bil­lion in 2012 and N36.6 bil­lion in 2011.

The 2013 con­tri­bu­tion rep­re­sented an aver­age 4.8 per­cent of trans­port and stor­age sec­tor and an aver­age of 0.05 per­cent of to­tal nom­i­nal GDP dur­ing the pe­riod un­der re­view.

The sec­tor grew at a com­mon aver­age growth rate of 14.3 per­cent be­tween 2010 and 2013, stated NBS.

Other air­ports with high traf­fic, the re­port, said are the Port Har­court In­ter­na­tional Air­port which recorded 23,627 in 2013 and 23,043 in 2012; Aminu Kano In­ter­na­tional Air­port recorded 6,200 air­craft move­ments in 2013, as against 6,580 in 2012.

The state­ment said that the Minna Air­port recorded 466, com­pared to 617 move­ments recorded in 2012. The Makurdi and Katsina air­ports han­dled the least num­bers of air­craft move­ments with 264 and 403 in 2013 as against 303 and 382 in 2012, re­spec­tively.

The state­ment, how­ever, said that FAAN was an­tic­i­pat­ing an in­crease in air­craft traf­fic af­ter the com­ple­tion of re-mod­el­ing works in the 22 air­ports in the coun­try.

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