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Lagos to Abuja N80k… Maiduguri to Abuja N100k — airlines increase fares over rising fuel cost

Nigeria airlines have increased fares for domestic flights to N100,000 per trip over the rising cost of aviation fuel and foreign exchange (FX) crisis.

Checks by African Alerts on Friday showed that Azman Air flight from Lagos to Kano/Kaduna increased from about N60,000 to N100,000.

Air Peace also increased fares to N82,000 for flights to Abuja from Lagos, while a return journey is now N85,000.

Ibom Air, on its website, pegged the price at N78,000 for the same routes, while Max Air goes for N84,000 for Lagos to Abuja flights.

The increase in fares may not be unconnected to themultiple challenges in Nigeria’s air travel sector. The aviation industry is faced with a surge in the prices of jet A1 fuel which is significantly affecting operations.

During an emergency meeting with Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, on Tuesday, the Airline Operators Association of Nigeria (AON) decried that aviation fuel has surged to about N1000 per litre from N180 per litre.

Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina, president, AON, said the forex crisis was also a huge burden on the industry.

On his part, Sirika said the variables impacting the crises in the aviation sector were beyond the industry’s control, and as such, “there is no immediate solution”.

He, however, said the federal government is working to end the hike in aviation fuel prices through the revitalisation of refineries and coming on stream of the Dangote refinery.


Content contributor at AFAL [African Alert]. Sarah is a passionate copywriter who stalks celebrities all day.

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