Airports in Nigeria had 15.8 million passengers passing by way of them in 2021, a 69 per cent rise in air passenger fee, in line with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

The Managing Director of FAAN, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu who spoke on the 2022 Airline and Airport Enterprise Summit, stated the expansion of air transport statistics has improved quickly after the COVID-19 pandemic, disclosing that the passenger determine rose from 9.3 million in 2020 to fifteen.8m in 2021, displaying a rise of 69% whereas plane motion elevated by over 46% after the COVID-19. 

On cargo motion, Yadudu stated 191,000 tons of cargo have been recorded in 2020, however rose to 381,000 tons in 2021, including that the authority is working with different stakeholders within the air cargo logistics worth chain to enhance cargo export. 

He stated, “Our determine this yr is even a lot greater. In 2020, it was down, in 2021 we bought a few 70% improve. Our restoration could be very, very fast each when it comes to passenger motion and cargo.”

Yadudu additionally stated FAAN would not lengthen working hours for sundown airports.

Other than the 5 main airports in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu and Kano, which function 24 hours, the others categorized as sundown airports function between 7am and 6pm (sundown).

“We now have already met with the Nationwide Airspace Administration Company (NAMA) group and we’ve agreed that when an airport is a dawn to sundown, it has to stay dawn to sundown. It’s for all stakeholders to respect that specific provision and function accordingly,” he added.

A former MD of FAAN, Mr. Richard Aisuebeongun stated collaborative service supply is the one approach to develop the trade past “all of us.”