Nigeria: 'Fewer passengers travel through Nigerian airports'

Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The number of passengers who travelled through Nigeria's airports fell by 10.88% in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the last quarter of 2014, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

While 3,710,618 passengers travelled through the nation’s airports in the first quarter of this year, 4,163,762 did in the fourth quarter of last year, said NBS, which was quoted Monday by the local media.

It said the decline in passenger traffic in the first quarter was driven by lower number of people travelling by air to destinations within the country during the period.

“A total of 3,710,618 passengers travelled through Nigeria’s airports in the opening quarter of 2015, representing a decline of 453,144 passengers or 10.88 per cent from the preceding quarter.

“Declines in total passengers in the first quarter were driven by lower numbers of domestically travelling passengers, at 708,092 fewer passengers or 23.84 per cent below Q4 of 2014 values, whilst international passengers increased by 254,948 passengers or 21.35 per cent.

“Similarly, the quarterly rise observed in Q4 of 2014 was also driven solely by higher domestic passenger numbers, increasing by 320,544 or 12.10 per cent relative to the preceding quarter, whilst internationally bound travellers declined by 92,800 or 7.21 per cent,” NBS said.
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22 june 2015 10:14:38

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