Ismaila, D and Warnock-Smith, David (2012) The demographic characteristics of international air travelers in developing countries: the case of Nigeria. In: 1st International Aviation Management Conference, 18-20 November 2012, Dubai, UAE. (Unpublished)

There has been significant and consistent growth in international air transport markets in developing countries according to IATA. As a result many international carriers are penetrating the market despite the challenges such as entry regulation. However, there is need to appreciate the nature of demand of such travelers in order for airlines and policy makers to meet their needs. This paper analyzed and determined the unique features of international travelers in Nigeria using a conventional survey research approach. The results indicated some significant deviation from other developed country travelers and suggest the need for alternative airline and policy approaches.

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