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Kaduna records 3,533 aircraft movements in 35 days

The Manager of the Kaduna International Airport, Mrs. Amina Ozi-Salami yesterday disclosed that the airport has witnessed 3,433 aircraft movements with 170,150 passengers in the…

The Manager of the Kaduna International Airport, Mrs. Amina Ozi-Salami yesterday disclosed that the airport has witnessed 3,433 aircraft movements with 170,150 passengers in the past 35 days.

She disclosed this when a group named Kaduna Integrity gave awards to some organizations that contributed to the success of operations of the airport during the period.

She said the average movement of aircrafts daily during the period was about a hundred while movement of passengers daily was 4,861. She also mentioned that the airlines, including Arik, Azman, Dana Air, Aero, Air Peace, Overland, First Nation and Medview operated domestic flights.

Abuja to Kaduna train, she said, carried 18,794 passengers from  March 8 to 29, 2017, adding that the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) operated three Daily Return Schedule Service from Idu (Abuja) to Kaduna except Saturdays and Sundays.

She said that with the experience of the Kaduna airport following the temporary closure of the Abuja airport, “Kaduna International Airport will  never go back to its former status again” because some airlines had indicated their intention to continue flying from Kaduna to their destinations to make passengers from the North-West, North-East and North-Central have closer departure point.

Recipients of the awards from the Kaduna Integrity group included Ethiopian Airline and domestic carriers, Captain Mohammed Joji and Mr. Biggs. 

 

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