At least, 44,712 luggage were declared missing among 29 local and international airlines that operated in and into Nigeria’s airports in 2018, a report obtained from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has revealed.
This is as Air France led the pack with 6,175 missing luggage on the international scene, while Air Peace led the other eight indigenous carriers on the local scene with 66 missing baggage within the period under review.
The report, however, indicated that 41,498 of the missing luggage were later retrieved by their owners, while the other 3,214 luggage could not be recovered by the airport authorities.
Further breakdown of the missing luggage indicated that on the international scene, apart from Air France with the 6,175 missing luggage, other airlines involved in missing luggage were KLM with 5,088; African World Airlines, 308; Air Cote d’Ivoire, 670; Air Namibia, 221; Arik Air, 172; Asky, 1,167; British Airways, 4,273; Cam Air-Co, 109; Cronos Air, one; Delta Air Lines, 3,473; Egypt Air, 2,448; Emirates, 1,725; Ethiopian Air, 1,946; Etihad, 472; Kenya, 1,152, and Lufthansa with 3,750 missing luggage. Read more