Arik Air,one of the major carriers in Nigeria, yesterday announced a consistent growth in the number of passengers it airlifted between 2012 and 2013.
The airline’s 2013 figure shows that a total of 2,745,400 passengers were carried in 2013. This figure represents 18.6 per cent increase over the 2012 passenger figure of 2,315,247.
In an online statement signed by the airline’s spokesman, Mr. Ola Adebanji, the month of March 2013 was significant because Arik recorded the highest passenger figure for the year with a total of 260,132 passengers carried across its wide network of 30 destinations.
According to Adebanji, this figure was against the 171,794 passengers carried in the same month in 2012.
A significant increase was also recorded in the month of April when a total of 249,854 passengers were carried. This represents about 33.7 per cent increase over the 2012 figure.
He added that the carrier has so far airlifted 13,471,414 passengers from start of operations on October 30, 2006 till December 31, 2013.