The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it recorded a passenger movement of about 1, 007, 823 passengers who passed through the remodeled Domestic Terminal 1 of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, between January and August 2014.
FAAN said the terminal has become passenger’s choice after its remodelling, adding that the figure was expected to rise in the last quarter of 2014, as three new domestic airlines have concluded plans to commence operations at the terminal in October 2014.
Air Peace Airlines and Azman Airline will soon commence scheduled operations, while Discovery Airline has already commenced operations at the terminal.
According to Yakubu Dati, FAAN’s spokesman, the breakdown of the figure shows that a total number of 507,542 passengers arrived at the terminal, while 500,281 departed from the terminal during the period under review.
During the first quarter of 2014, a total of 265,142 passengers arrived at the domestic terminal, while 258,845 passengers departed from it.
He said the second quarter of 2014 witnessed a total number of 241,436 departing passengers and 242,400 arriving passengers.
“The attraction of airlines to the terminal cannot be over emphasised as a total number of 12,564 aircraft movements were recorded at the terminal between January and August 2014,” he said.
Source : Leadership