The Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos has been declared the 5th busiest airport and the fastest growing airport in Africa in terms of passenger volume. The new rating is contained in a release issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
With passenger volume doubling YoY to 15 million from the 7.5 million posted in 2014, the MMIA is rated as one of the fastest growing in Africa and would see huge growth in traffic experience with the new terminal expected to go operational later this year nearing completion. Also, the number of passengers over the next few years is expected double up to 30 million.
Commenting on the ratings, General Manager, Corporate Communications, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, Yakubu Dati said “over 20 million passengers would be processed by FAAN annually from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos before the end of the year. He also hinted that the existing 15 million passengers processed annually would be boosted when the new international terminal with the capacity for another 15 million passengers comes on stream late 2016“.
Current Top 10 List of Busiest Airports in Africa
- Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg (South Africa)
- Cairo International Airport, Cairo (Egypt)
- Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town (South Africa)
- Mohammed V International Airport, Casablanca (Morocco)
- Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos (Nigeria)
- Hurghada International Airport, Hurghada, (Egypt)
- Houari Boumediene Airport, Algiers (Algeria)
- Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi (Kenya)
- Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport, Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt)
- Tunis-Carthage Airport, Tunis (Tunisia)