Abuja To Lagos N100k, Lagos To Kano N120k, Again Airlines Hike Fares

Full list of how much you will pay on your next flights to Port Harcourt, Kano, Lagos and reason for latest fares hike, second time in five months


Nigeria airlines have slammed about 100 percent fares hike on domestic flights.

Platforms Africa reports that the least of the fares is now N80,000 depending on the trip. This is the second time in five months that air fares have been hiked over the rising cost of aviation fuel and foreign exchange (FX) crisis.

Azman Air flight from Lagos to Kano/Kaduna increased from about N60,000 to N100,000.The bysiness class ticket for this same trip is N120,0000.

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Air Peace also increased fares to N80,000 for flights to Abuja from Lagos, while a return journey is now N85,000. Passengers who desire business class for the same trip will cough out N100,000 each.

From Port Harcourt to Kano, the flight price is pegged at N85,000 for the same airline.

Ibom Air, on its website, pegged the price at N80,000 for the same routes, while Max Air goes for N84,000 for Lagos to Abuja flights while Port Harcourt to Kano is around N130,000.

The increase in fares may not be unconnected to the multiple 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.

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