Passengers were unpleasantly surprised yesterday at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, MMA2 and the General Aviation Terminal, GAT, Terminal 1: airline operators substantially raised airfares.
According to the information gathered by Vanguard, for example, a 55-minutes flight to Abuja attracted between N22, 000 and N26, 000 in the economy class depending on how early a prospective passenger bought the ticket.
Before the clampdown on Dana Airlines, the ticket price was between for between N18, 000 and N20, 000.
First Nation Airways that resumed flights recently after closing shop for about 14 months charged N25, 500 to Abuja while Aero collected N22, 500.
Some passengers, interviewed by Vanguard, felt disappointed with the fact that the operators were using the opportunity of the crisis in the industry to exploit travellers.
One of the passengers characterized such a situation as unfortunate and pathetic stressing that in a country where the economy was going down, airlines were still charging high fares.
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