Over 1,900 flights operated through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos during the just concluded festive season, according to the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).
The Agency said that a total of 170,749 passengers were ferried in and out of the airport during the period spanning between Monday December 23, 2013 and Tuesday, December 31.
Traffic peaked on Monday, December 23 when the airport recorded 289 flights , ferrying 25,184 passengers while on Tuesday, Christmas eve, 262 flights operated flying 23,625 passengers.
Expectedly on the Christmas day, the traffic trimmed to 105 flights , flying only 10,772 passengers.
In all, 80,850 passengers were recorded on the domestic route while 89,296 passengers made the international route.
The positive traffic trend since the introduction of area radar control in the country, has confirmed the safety status of the Nigerian airspace, restoring public confidence in air travel.
Engineer Mazi Nnamdi Udoh, managing director of NAMA, in a reaction, said that at peak periods such as this, the agency always puts in place the necessary logistics to handle the expected high traffic.
“You will recall that not quite long, the agency embarked on massive calibration of all our navigational aids to pave way for smooth flight operations at our airports as part of the transformation agenda of the federal government in this sector.’