Some 3,433 aircraft and 170,150 passengers have gone through Kaduna International Airport in the past 35 days.
That’s how long it has been in use as substitute for Abuja International Airport undergoing runway repairs.
Kaduna airport manager Amina Ozi-Salami revealed the figures when a group named Kaduna Integrity gave awards to some organizations that contributed to the success of operations of the airport during the period.
An average 101 aircraft and 4,861 passengers have gone through the airport each day.
Rides on the Abuja-to-Kaduna train also carried 18,794 passengers from March 8 to 29—that’s 21 round trips.
“With this development, Kaduna International Airport will never go back to its former status again because some foreign airlines have indicated their intention to continue flying from Kaduna to their destinations so as to make passengers from the North-West, North-East and North-Central have closer departure point.