This was revealed in a statement by Deputy Director of Press of the Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu on Monday.


The statement said 28 passengers were transported on the first day of 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.”

The statement further reads: “From Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to Kaduna Airport, total numbers 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.

He urged passengers to 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 hours earlier than their scheduled flight, so the buses will bring them within two or two and half hours to be able to process their boarding at Kaduna Airport within an hour”.