The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said the cumulative ticket sales by both foreign and domestic carriers hit over N330.54 billion in last year. Its Director-General, Capt Mukthar Usman who spoke with reporters in Lagos said: “From January to September, 2016, 8,030,816 passengers were airlifted with 130,745 domestic flights.
Also, foreign passengers between January and September, 2016 was 3,272,331 and with 33,099. Total number of passengers was 11,344,936 and 163,833 flights in the past year. ” He also unveiled a four-point agenda for its regulatory activities for the year.
These include sustainability of zero accident in aviation, reviewing and strengthening of economic regulation, improvement in consumer protection and continuous prioritisation of training. He said the NCAA will be more far reaching in scrutinising airlines operational books in addition to pursuing a regime where its consumer protection officers are highly motivated.