Ilorin Airport Records 36,805 Passenger Traffic in H1

The Ilorin International Airport handled a total of 36,805 passengers and 1,316 aircraft between January and June 2016, the airport Manager, Alhaji Abubukar Mohammed, said on Tuesday,August 2.
Mohammed, who disclosed this in llorin during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, said the figures recorded were an indication of the remarkable progress in commercial activities at the airport. He said the management of the airport will continue to work to increase its number of passengers and flights.

In January, we recorded a total of 5,575 passengers and 202 aircraft; February had 5,936 passengers and 210 aircraft, while March had 6,836 passengers and 236 aircraft,’’ he said.

In April, we had 7129 passengers and 232 aircraft; May recorded 6,379 passengers and 242 aircraft, while 4,950 passengers and 194 aircraft used the airport in June,’’ he added.

The Manager identified the scarcity of aviation fuel as a major challenge facing the airport, which he said usually led to flight delays and cancellations.

Mohammed disclosed that the airport management had started wooing more airline operators to the airport, so as to connect other cities in the country to Ilorin.

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