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Air Passengers Decry 100% Fare Hike, Seek FG Intervention

A cross section of the passengers, who spoke in interviews, decried the hike in the fares in the past four week.

In Lagos, passengers called on the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), to intervene to bring down the fares.

They said most of the domestic airlines had pegged their minimum fares at N50, 000, from an average of N22, 000.

They urged FCCPC to unravel the reasons for the sudden hike in airfares by domestic carriers.

Checks at the booking counters of some airlines in Lagos, showed that Lagos-Abuja, one-way economy flight sells for between N62,350 and N92,000, depending on airlines, while return tickets sells for between N115,000 and N170,000.

Flight booked in advance range from N50, 250 to N60, 450 for economy class on one-way.

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Lagos-Kano flights also go for between N81, 701 and N98, 000 per seat. Lagos-Port Harcourt route sells for N50, 950, while advance booking flight goes for N55,751 per traveler.

The minimum ticket price for a three-week booking on Air Peace, Ibom Air, Max Air, Azman air and others have been pegged at N50,000 flat rate, showing about 115 per cent increase from N23,300 minimum rate.

A passenger, Mr David Solomon, appealed to the relevant authorities to intervene on the sudden increase in tickets price.

Solomon, who said the new tariffs would have adverse effects on air travellers as most Nigerians would choose to go by road

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