Domestic airlines in Nigeria have jacked up air fares over an100% as prices of economy class tickets now range from ₦50,000 and above stressing the Jet A1 cost and availability, access to forex and other sundry reasons why the price shot.
Tickets that hitherto sold from ₦27000-₦29000 above have almost doubled as the domestic airlines seemingly rose from a parley in accord to effect the increment across board.
Currently the price of aviation fuel for costs above N410 in Lagos, N422 in Abuja and Port Harcourt, and N429 in Kano per litre while the dollar, which sells for between N580 to N600 is in short supply.
However some passengers who spoke to NigerianFLIGHTDECK say the hike has come at the worst time ever given that transportation by road is nearly non-existent and even the airline’s hiking fares are doing so despite poor, shabby service with no one calling them to order despite complaints here and there.
As at Sunday February 20,2020 an economy class domestic ticket on Max Air outbound Jos to Abuja from March 1, 2020 sells at ₦50,000 while Green Africa Airlines’ Lagos to Portharcourt goes for ₦35,000 as opposed to its ₦16,500 fare.
Same Green Africa sells its Owerri to Abuja flight tickets at ₦35,000, while Air Peace Lagos to Abuja sells at ₦50,000. Equally, Air Peace sells Lagos to Benin return ₦105,000.
Azman Air flight from Abuja to Kano from the same March 1 sells at ₦50,000 while Overland Airways Akure to Abuja goes for the same ₦50,000. Other airlines have equally towed the same line, Dana, Ibom Air, Aero Contractors all raising their ticket prices 100%
The airline’s last week in a seven paged letter gave 16 reasons why flights were always delayed and cancelled across board
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