Air Transportation Data
(Q4 & Full Year 2017)
- The total number of air passengers who traveled to or from Nigerian airports in 2017 Q4 hit 3,659,999. This figure grew by 4.89% year-on-year and declined by 0.56% quarter-on-quarter.
- 2017 Q4 saw steady growth in the number of both domestic and international passengers traveled to or from Nigerian airports, by 6.46% and 1.01% respectively.
- For the first time of the year, more arrivals were recorded than departures for both domestic and international travelers in 2017 Q4. Arrivals and departures in all Nigerian airports in the reviewing quarter were 1,864,906 and 1,308,959.
- Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Owerri, and Kano airports served over 92% of total passengers in the 2017 Q4.
- A total of 57,484 aircraft arrived at or departed from Nigerian airports in 2017 Q4, among which 47,223 were domestic aircraft and 10,261 were international aircraft.
- The last quarter of 2017 recorded 33,425,743 KG cargo movement in Nigerian international airports. The figure declined by 41.75% year-on-year and by 25.53% quarter-on-quarter.
- The volume of cargo movement in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, and Kano declined sharply by 40.13% 41.67%, 79.73%, 83.88% and 10.80% year-on-year in 2017 Q4.
- In 2017 Q4, the weight of mail to move through Lagos was 363,228 kilograms which increased by 255.23% from 2016 Q4. Mail movement through Abuja international airports grew by 15.11% year-onyear
Data source: National Bureau of Statistics