(1,890) air passengers by road on the first Four (4) days of Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport runway closure to and from Kaduna International Airport.
According to statistics collated by the office of the minister of State (Aviation), 28 passengers were transported on the first day on the arrival of Ethiopian Airlines’ aircraft. 589, 695 and 578 on the second, third and the fourth day respectively when the domestic flight operations commenced.
From Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to Kaduna Airport, total number of 458 passengers were transported. On the return leg, 1,426.
“The figure is expected to go up this new week due to the rising awareness among passengers”, said the minister
The Minister also implored air passengers to take advantage of the provision and to also arrive early at the Abuja Airport end in order not to miss their flights in Kaduna. “The passengers need to get to Abuja Airport Four (4) hours earlier than their scheduled flight, so the busses will bring them within Two or Two and half hours to be able to process their boarding at Kaduna Airport within an hour”.
According to a passenger on board of one of the busses provided, “the government has saved me nothing less than Ten thousand naira (N10, 000) if I want to go to Abuja on my own on a hired taxi from Kaduna International Airport”.