Foreign and domestic airlines operating in the country sold N10.5 billion tickets to passengers between January and July, this year according to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Its director-general, Capt. Usman Muhtar, who spoke at the 21st Annual Seminar of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) in Lagos, said the total volume of passengers airlifted within the period under review by domestic operators was 6,061,740.

From the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the theme of the seminar was:Achieving a Win-Win Aviation Sector in Nigeria.

“The total volume of passengers airlifted from January to July 2015 by domestic operators was 6,061,740 passengers while their foreign counterpart freighted 2,341,748 within similar period.

Muhtar said: “From January to July this year, the total amount of tickets sold on the domestic routes was N2,352,011,595, while the international operators sold N8,176,919,415, within the same period.