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Domestic Airlines Record Steady Passenger Increase



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Recently, domestic airlines operating in the country have been experiencing an increase in the number of passengers as well as flight operations.

According to figures from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), there has been a steady growth in domestic passenger traffic in the last year.

Figures obtained from NCAA showed that that domestic airlines recorded 5,420 flight operations by eight airlines in January, up from the 4, 838 recorded by nine airlines in the same period in 2017.

Air Peace led the airlines with 2, 129 flights, followed by Arik with 1, 138 flights while Med-View Airlines recorded the lowest at 87 flights.

On the international routes, Accra-based airline, Africa World Airlines, led about 30 airlines with 152 flights, followed by Air Peace with 132 flights, while Asky and Ethiopian Airlines had 107 and 92 flight operations, respectively.

A Khartoum, a Sudan-based airline, Tarco Air, recorded the lowest with two flights.

However, leading in the highest number of passengers on international routes is Emirates. They had 23,630 and 24,955 inbound and outbound passengers, respectively.

Trailing Emirate closely, in terms of the number of passengers, is Ethiopian Airlines. The airline has 22,653 inbound passengers and 24,508 outbound passengers.

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