JET-A1, others may push flight above N100,000 – AON

The Airline Operators of Nigeria say the base economy flight ticket may rise to N100,000.

This, according to the union is due to the rising operational costs occasioned by aviation fuel price hikes, and foreign exchange shortages, among others.

The spokesperson for local airlines/Chairman, United Airlines, Professor Obiora Okonkwo, disclosed this during an interview on Wednesday in Abuja.

Okonkwo said, “Obviously, it is inevitable. I can tell you that all the airline operators, in the last three months, have been losing money, a huge amount of money. There is too much stress on the operational fronts for them to break even.

“Even if the aviation fuel is made available, there must be a review to reflect the minimal operational cost. We are offering patriotic services to the nation and understand the essential part of it.

“We are part of this economic development process in Nigeria but it is coming at a very huge sacrifice.”

He added, “Nothing less than N100,000, between N100,000 and N120,000 base price, even with Jet A1 fuel at N400 – N500. That is what it is.”



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