Air Transportation Data Q1 2017
In the first quarter of 2017, the performance of the different parts of the Nigerian Aviation sector varied. Both passenger numbers and aircraft movement declined, relative to both the previous quarter and the first quarter of 2016. This partly resulted from the Abuja Airport closure, but some airports recorded larger percentage declines than Abuja, and declines were also recorded in the previous two quarters, suggesting that other factors were also relevant. However, the amount of mail moved through Nigerian airports recorded a dramatic increase, especially relative to the first quarter of 2016, compared to which the weight of mail moved was nearly ten times higher. This large year on year increase compensated the sector for the decline in passenger numbers, and led to slight growth of the Air Transport sector in real terms, of 1.5%.
Data source: National Bureau of Statistics / Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)