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Business News of Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Source: Economic Confidential

Lagos airport records 551,380 passengers in five months

The Murtala Mohammad Airport, Ikeja, domestic terminal, recorded a total of 551,380 passenger movements (landing and take-off) between July and December 2020.

Speaking in an interview with journalists, the Terminal Manager of the airport, Mr Adekunle Aderibigbe, said passenger numbers were impressive despite the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the statistics released, inbound passengers recorded 270,828 while departures stood at 280,552 passengers.

He said that 3,068 aircraft landed at the airport between July and December 2020 while 3,193 aircraft took off from the same airport during the period under review.

Aderibigbe explained that initially, passenger turnout at the commencement of flight operations after the easing of the lockdown was not too impressive but disclosed that it gradually picked especially during the Yuletide.

He noted that airlines last December witnessed a surge in passenger traffic but were able to manage their passengers as more aircraft were deployed to accommodate passengers.

Similarly, the Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Capt Rabiu Yadudu revealed at the weekend that new international terminals in Lagos, Kano and Enugu will be completed and inaugurated before January 20, 2021.

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