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Number of International Travelers Reduce in Nigeria.



National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in its recently released data revealed that the number of  International Travelers that journeyed through the country’s international airports in second quarter of 2015 dropped by 27.93 percent as the number of passengers reduced from 1,454,967 passengers in first quarter one to 1,048,598 passengers in second quarter.
The release also revealed that domestic travel recorded a marginal increase of 16,752 or 0.71 per cent more passengers traveling in second quarter.
According to the Bureau, the resultant 2,374,479 domestically bound passengers accounted for 69.37 per cent of the total passengers; this translates to 7.53 percent-point increment on first quarter of 2015 but reduced by 1.35 percent-point compared to second quarter of 2014.
The data reveals further that Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) Lagos tops domestic passenger travel in the quarter, with the 936,029 passengers representing 39.42 per cent of the 2015 second quarter aggregate.
Abuja airport’s 33.15 percent passenger share ranks the airport second as far as domestic passenger travel is concerned in the second quarter of 2015.
However, the highest quarterly passenger growth was achieved by Ibadan airport. The airport recorded additional 4,615 passengers in the quarter.