Airports in Nigeria recorded a dip of 3.38 million passengers in the last three years, data from regulatory authorities reveal.
According to data obtained by Reporters from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), figures for passengers processed for travelling at the nation’s airports for 2021 stands at 14.2 million compared with the 10,447,321 for last year.
But in 2019, over 17,580,023 passengers according to the NCAA data processed flights through airports in Nigeria.
Investigations have shown that the significant dip in passenger load factor in the period under review could be attributed to the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its debilitating effects on air travel at domestic, regional and intercontinental levels.
Source : Nation