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  •  The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA says it is carrying out economic and financial audits of the remaining eight domestic airlines in the country Capt Musa Nuhu the Director General NCAA during an interview with journalists in Lagos on Wednesday said that the aim was to determine the health conditions of the airlines The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the number of scheduled domestic operators went down last week from eight from 10 following the suspension of two airlines Nuhu said that the regulatory body was already carrying out intensive financial and economic audits on three other indigenous airlines while the remaining would be done in batches While Aero Contractors voluntarily suspended its operations NCAA grounded the services of Dana Air following its alleged failure to run safe operations The remaining eight scheduled airlines are Air Peace Arik Air Max Air Green Africa United Nigeria Overland Azman Air and Ibom Air he said The NCAA boss decried the current difficult operating environment for operators which was further escalated by the scarcity of foreign exchange and high price of Jet A1 He however said that NCAA would not relegate safety to the background He said We are currently conducting financial and economic audits of airlines in the country We have done two or three and other airlines will be taken in batches I will discuss with the airline s management on the way forward Like I said we have a financial crisis and we don t want it to cross over into a safety crisis We need to manage the situation For now we remain focused while working to address the solution to the financial difficulties in the airlines This cannot go on forever So we are working round the clock to find a solution Yes it is a very difficult situation but we are just going to do what we are doing We are working together and collaborating with others to address the situation in the industry The director general said that NCAA was doing its best to keep the industry safe Safety is paramount to us Anything that affects safety will not be compromised whatsoever It is better for the airlines to be shut down than to have a major incident he said On Dana s suspension of operations Nuhu said that following the financial and economic audit of the airline the NCAA discovered some grave concerns in the operations of the airline that could affect safety He however said that the audit of the airline was still ongoing adding that the agency would give the airline a clear chance to resolve whatever issue it was having He added that what NCAA officials found out was of grave concern to them YO NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Safety: NCAA begins economic, financial audit of 8 domestic airlines
     The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA says it is carrying out economic and financial audits of the remaining eight domestic airlines in the country Capt Musa Nuhu the Director General NCAA during an interview with journalists in Lagos on Wednesday said that the aim was to determine the health conditions of the airlines The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the number of scheduled domestic operators went down last week from eight from 10 following the suspension of two airlines Nuhu said that the regulatory body was already carrying out intensive financial and economic audits on three other indigenous airlines while the remaining would be done in batches While Aero Contractors voluntarily suspended its operations NCAA grounded the services of Dana Air following its alleged failure to run safe operations The remaining eight scheduled airlines are Air Peace Arik Air Max Air Green Africa United Nigeria Overland Azman Air and Ibom Air he said The NCAA boss decried the current difficult operating environment for operators which was further escalated by the scarcity of foreign exchange and high price of Jet A1 He however said that NCAA would not relegate safety to the background He said We are currently conducting financial and economic audits of airlines in the country We have done two or three and other airlines will be taken in batches I will discuss with the airline s management on the way forward Like I said we have a financial crisis and we don t want it to cross over into a safety crisis We need to manage the situation For now we remain focused while working to address the solution to the financial difficulties in the airlines This cannot go on forever So we are working round the clock to find a solution Yes it is a very difficult situation but we are just going to do what we are doing We are working together and collaborating with others to address the situation in the industry The director general said that NCAA was doing its best to keep the industry safe Safety is paramount to us Anything that affects safety will not be compromised whatsoever It is better for the airlines to be shut down than to have a major incident he said On Dana s suspension of operations Nuhu said that following the financial and economic audit of the airline the NCAA discovered some grave concerns in the operations of the airline that could affect safety He however said that the audit of the airline was still ongoing adding that the agency would give the airline a clear chance to resolve whatever issue it was having He added that what NCAA officials found out was of grave concern to them YO NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Safety: NCAA begins economic, financial audit of 8 domestic airlines
    General news2 months ago

    Safety: NCAA begins economic, financial audit of 8 domestic airlines

    The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says it is carrying out economic and financial audits of the remaining eight domestic airlines in the country.

    Capt. Musa Nuhu, the Director-General, NCAA, during an interview with journalists in Lagos on Wednesday, said that the aim was to determine the health conditions of the airlines.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the number of scheduled domestic operators went down last week, from eight from 10, following the suspension of two airlines Nuhu said that the regulatory body was already carrying out intensive financial and economic audits on three other indigenous airlines, while the remaining would be done in batches.

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    ”While Aero Contractors voluntarily suspended its operations, NCAA grounded the services of Dana Air following its alleged failure to run safe operations.

    ”The remaining eight scheduled airlines are Air Peace, Arik Air, Max Air, Green Africa, United Nigeria, Overland, Azman Air and Ibom Air,” he said.

    The NCAA boss decried the current difficult operating environment for operators which was further escalated by the scarcity of foreign exchange and high price of Jet A1. He, however, said that NCAA would not relegate safety to the background.

    He said: “We are currently conducting financial and economic audits of airlines in the country.

    We have done two or three and other airlines will be taken in batches.

    I will discuss with the airline’s management on the way forward.

    “Like I said, we have a financial crisis and we don’t want it to cross over into a safety crisis.

    We need to manage the situation.

    “For now, we remain focused while working to address the solution to the financial difficulties in the airlines.

    This cannot go on forever.

    So, we are working round-the-clock to find a solution.

    “Yes, it is a very difficult situation, but we are just going to do what we are doing.

    We are working together and collaborating with others to address the situation in the industry.

    The director-general said that NCAA was doing its best to keep the industry safe.

    ”Safety is paramount to us.

    Anything that affects safety will not be compromised whatsoever.

    It is better for the airlines to be shut down than to have a major incident,” he said On Dana’s suspension of operations, Nuhu said that following the financial and economic audit of the airline, the NCAA discovered some “grave concerns” in the operations of the airline that could affect safety.

    He, however, said that the audit of the airline was still ongoing, adding that the agency would give the airline a clear chance to resolve whatever issue it was having.

    He added that what NCAA officials found out was of grave concern to them. 

    YO
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   Dana Air said it flew 5 4 million passengers in its 11 years of operation in Nigeria The airline s Media and Communications Manager Mr Kingsley Ezenwa said this in a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday Ezenwa said the airline expected to double the figure by sustaining its operational efficiency increasing its fleet size maintaining its record on time performance and raising the bar of its excellent service delivery in the coming years Having completed a commercial analysis of our loads in the last 11 years and confirmed it to stand at 5 4 million we have set the ball rolling for the next 9 years We have commenced reviewing plans and we intend to raise the bar of our operational efficiency increase our fleet and improve on our excellent service delivery to remain on top and keep the commitment and loyalty of our staff and guests With the addition of two of our recently acquired B737 aircraft we are looking at creating more flights and providing massive capacity at underserved destinations within our route network this yuletide This is to ensure seamless travel experience for our guests to avoid the uncertainty of last year On our product and services delivery we have the Dana miles club which offers benefits such as miles plus cash miles in exchange for ticket excess baggage allowance discount at partner outlets and upgrade from economy to business class Our Dana Miles guests should expect more in terms of innovation and rewards Our business class service is amazing and the service is second to none tailored for customers who love to travel in style luxury and comfort We would like to keep the travel experience as topnotch as always We have dedicated each day to serving our customers even better and we have upped our enlightenment for passengers to use their correct details so we can interact with them directly via our multiple channels The Dana Air spokesman said that airline was one of Nigeria s leading airlines with a fleet size of nine aircraft and daily flights to major destinations in Nigeria He said that the airline was reputed for its innovative online products and services world class in flight services and unrivaled on time performance Edited by Tajudeen Atitebi
    Dana Air flew 5.4m passengers in 11 years – official
      Dana Air said it flew 5 4 million passengers in its 11 years of operation in Nigeria The airline s Media and Communications Manager Mr Kingsley Ezenwa said this in a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday Ezenwa said the airline expected to double the figure by sustaining its operational efficiency increasing its fleet size maintaining its record on time performance and raising the bar of its excellent service delivery in the coming years Having completed a commercial analysis of our loads in the last 11 years and confirmed it to stand at 5 4 million we have set the ball rolling for the next 9 years We have commenced reviewing plans and we intend to raise the bar of our operational efficiency increase our fleet and improve on our excellent service delivery to remain on top and keep the commitment and loyalty of our staff and guests With the addition of two of our recently acquired B737 aircraft we are looking at creating more flights and providing massive capacity at underserved destinations within our route network this yuletide This is to ensure seamless travel experience for our guests to avoid the uncertainty of last year On our product and services delivery we have the Dana miles club which offers benefits such as miles plus cash miles in exchange for ticket excess baggage allowance discount at partner outlets and upgrade from economy to business class Our Dana Miles guests should expect more in terms of innovation and rewards Our business class service is amazing and the service is second to none tailored for customers who love to travel in style luxury and comfort We would like to keep the travel experience as topnotch as always We have dedicated each day to serving our customers even better and we have upped our enlightenment for passengers to use their correct details so we can interact with them directly via our multiple channels The Dana Air spokesman said that airline was one of Nigeria s leading airlines with a fleet size of nine aircraft and daily flights to major destinations in Nigeria He said that the airline was reputed for its innovative online products and services world class in flight services and unrivaled on time performance Edited by Tajudeen Atitebi
    Dana Air flew 5.4m passengers in 11 years – official
    Metro3 years ago

    Dana Air flew 5.4m passengers in 11 years – official

    Dana Air said it flew 5.4 million passengers in its 11 years of operation in Nigeria.

    The airline’s Media and Communications Manager, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, said this in a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday.

    Ezenwa said the airline expected to double the figure by sustaining its operational efficiency, increasing its fleet size, maintaining its record on-time performance and raising the bar of its excellent service delivery in the coming years.

    “Having completed a commercial analysis of our loads in the last 11 years and confirmed it to stand at 5.4 million, we have set the ball rolling for the next 9 years.

    “We have commenced reviewing plans and we intend to raise the bar of our operational efficiency, increase our fleet and improve on our excellent service delivery to remain on top and keep the commitment and loyalty of our staff and guests.

    “With the addition of two of our recently acquired B737 aircraft, we are looking at creating more flights and providing massive capacity at underserved destinations within our route network this yuletide.

    “This is to ensure seamless travel experience for our guests to avoid the uncertainty of last year.”

    “On our product and services delivery, we have the Dana miles club which offers benefits such as miles plus cash, miles in exchange for ticket, excess baggage allowance, discount at partner outlets and upgrade from economy to business class.

    “Our Dana Miles guests should expect more in terms of innovation and rewards.

    “Our business class service is amazing and the service is second to none, tailored for customers who love to travel in style, luxury and comfort.

    “We would like to keep the travel experience as topnotch as always.

    “We have dedicated each day to serving our customers even better and we have upped our enlightenment for passengers to use their correct details so we can interact with them directly via our multiple channels.”

    The Dana Air spokesman said that airline was one of Nigeria’s leading airlines with a fleet size of nine aircraft and daily flights to major destinations in Nigeria.

    He said that the airline was reputed for its innovative online products and services, world-class in-flight services and unrivaled on-time performance.

    Edited by Tajudeen Atitebi

  •   Dana Air on Tuesday said it had flown 2 7 million passengers in its 11 years of operation in Nigeria The airline s Chief Operating Officer Mr Obi Mbanuzuo made the disclosure in a statement issued in Lagos to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the airline Mbanuzuo said that the airline celebrated the anniversary of by rewarding customers with various gifts ranging from free tickets to souvenirs Having flown over 2 7 million passengers in the last 11 years Dana Air is one of Nigeria s leading airlines with daily flights from Lagos to Owerri Port Harcourt Uyo and Abuja For us 11 years mean we are doing the right things and making the right decisions at the right time We have been methodical careful and realistic in our steps and we hope to consolidate our existing routes to provide full capacity seamless travel options for our guests while still reviewing our route expansion plans So many airlines have come and gone maybe due to some incidents in the past or our inability to cope with the operating environment he said Mbanuzuo attributed the airline s success to its loyal customers dedicated staff and sound management team with massive experience in the Nigerian aviation industry running the airline with a model worthy of emulation He however admitted that the journey so far for Dana Air as a domestic airline in the country had not been rosy as it had suffered among other issues incessant peddling of fake news about its operations We thank the present administration led by President Muhammed Buhari for gradually creating the ambience for airlines to thrive and the efforts in the area of infrastructure are also commendable We hope that these efforts are sustained in the coming years and other areas hampering the growth of airlines reviewed the chief operating officer said On the airline s plan for the future he said two new Boeing 737 aircraft were recently acquired thus bringing the number of aircraft in the fleet to nine Mbanuzuo said Our guests should expect more as our commitment and promise have not changed We have made huge progress and our recent acquisition means more jobs for our Nigerian pilots and engineers In keeping steadily to our robust route and fleet expansion programme we will create more job opportunities in addition to the thousands of direct and indirect jobs already created train more and improve capacity in Nigeria he said YO WAS Edited by Wale Sadeeq
    Dana Air flew 2.7m passengers in 11 years – Official
      Dana Air on Tuesday said it had flown 2 7 million passengers in its 11 years of operation in Nigeria The airline s Chief Operating Officer Mr Obi Mbanuzuo made the disclosure in a statement issued in Lagos to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the airline Mbanuzuo said that the airline celebrated the anniversary of by rewarding customers with various gifts ranging from free tickets to souvenirs Having flown over 2 7 million passengers in the last 11 years Dana Air is one of Nigeria s leading airlines with daily flights from Lagos to Owerri Port Harcourt Uyo and Abuja For us 11 years mean we are doing the right things and making the right decisions at the right time We have been methodical careful and realistic in our steps and we hope to consolidate our existing routes to provide full capacity seamless travel options for our guests while still reviewing our route expansion plans So many airlines have come and gone maybe due to some incidents in the past or our inability to cope with the operating environment he said Mbanuzuo attributed the airline s success to its loyal customers dedicated staff and sound management team with massive experience in the Nigerian aviation industry running the airline with a model worthy of emulation He however admitted that the journey so far for Dana Air as a domestic airline in the country had not been rosy as it had suffered among other issues incessant peddling of fake news about its operations We thank the present administration led by President Muhammed Buhari for gradually creating the ambience for airlines to thrive and the efforts in the area of infrastructure are also commendable We hope that these efforts are sustained in the coming years and other areas hampering the growth of airlines reviewed the chief operating officer said On the airline s plan for the future he said two new Boeing 737 aircraft were recently acquired thus bringing the number of aircraft in the fleet to nine Mbanuzuo said Our guests should expect more as our commitment and promise have not changed We have made huge progress and our recent acquisition means more jobs for our Nigerian pilots and engineers In keeping steadily to our robust route and fleet expansion programme we will create more job opportunities in addition to the thousands of direct and indirect jobs already created train more and improve capacity in Nigeria he said YO WAS Edited by Wale Sadeeq
    Dana Air flew 2.7m passengers in 11 years – Official
    Metro3 years ago

    Dana Air flew 2.7m passengers in 11 years – Official

    Dana Air, on Tuesday, said it had flown 2.7 million passengers in its 11 years of operation in Nigeria.

    The airline’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr Obi Mbanuzuo, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Lagos to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the airline.

    Mbanuzuo said that the airline celebrated the anniversary of by rewarding customers with various gifts, ranging from free tickets to souvenirs.

    “Having flown over 2.7 million passengers in the last 11 years, Dana Air is one of Nigeria’s leading airlines, with daily flights from Lagos to Owerri, Port Harcourt, Uyo and Abuja.

    “For us, 11 years mean we are doing the right things and making the right decisions at the right time.

    “We have been methodical, careful and realistic in our steps and we hope to consolidate our existing routes to provide full capacity, seamless travel options for our guests, while still reviewing our route expansion plans.

    “So many airlines have come and gone, maybe due to some incidents in the past or our inability to cope with the operating environment,” he said.

    Mbanuzuo attributed the airline’s success to its loyal customers, dedicated staff and sound management team, with massive experience in the Nigerian aviation industry, running the airline, with a model worthy of emulation.

    He, however, admitted that the journey so far for Dana Air, as a domestic airline in the country, had not been rosy, as it had suffered, among other issues, incessant peddling of fake news about its operations.

    “We thank the present administration, led by President Muhammed Buhari, for gradually creating the ambience for airlines to thrive and the efforts in the area of infrastructure are also commendable.

    “We hope that these efforts are sustained in the coming years and other areas hampering the growth of airlines reviewed,” the chief operating officer said.

    On the airline’s plan for the future, he said two new Boeing 737 aircraft were recently acquired, thus bringing the number of aircraft in the fleet to nine.

    Mbanuzuo said: “Our guests should expect more, as our commitment and promise have not changed.

    “We have made huge progress and our recent acquisition means more jobs for our Nigerian pilots and engineers.

    “In keeping steadily to our robust route and fleet expansion programme, we will create more job opportunities, in addition to the thousands of direct and indirect jobs already created, train more and improve capacity in Nigeria,” he said.

    YO/WAS

    Edited by ‘Wale Sadeeq

  •   Nigerian carrier Dana Air on Friday took delivery of a Boeing 737 300 aircraft recently acquired by the airline to boost its flight operations The Nigeria News Agency reports that the aircraft with registration number 5N DNA which came in from Italy landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos at 1 30 a m on Friday Mr Obi Mbanuzuo Chief Operating Officer Dana Air in a brief ceremony to welcome the 143 capacity aircraft to its operational base at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 Lagos said the move signalled the airline route expansion plans He said the airline was expecting another B737 aircraft in the next few weeks saying that the company s plan was to move its fleet to nine from six aircraft at the end of the year According to him Dana Air intends to gradually phase out the five McDonnel Douglas MD083 aircraft which it has been using for its operations He said Currently the Boeing aircraft is the most popular passenger aircraft in Nigeria Dana Air went through a long road in this and we have had it as a plan for a long time but it was staggered due to economy and other realities as the case was but now here we are There are plans in place to phase out the MD 83 and those plans are being re evaluated As you know some airlines fly B747 due to their particular needs while others are phasing that aircraft out For us the MDs have been very good We won t give you a date for the phase out now but for now we are still flying both aircraft type On the airline s route expansion plan Mbanuzuo said the airline would appraise the situation before resuming flights on the West African regional routes We have that as a plan maybe from 2020 upwards but for now we are concentrating on serving Nigeria routes he said YO CHOM AJA Edited by Chioma Ugboma Adeleye Ajayi
    Dana Air adds B737 aircraft to its fleet
      Nigerian carrier Dana Air on Friday took delivery of a Boeing 737 300 aircraft recently acquired by the airline to boost its flight operations The Nigeria News Agency reports that the aircraft with registration number 5N DNA which came in from Italy landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos at 1 30 a m on Friday Mr Obi Mbanuzuo Chief Operating Officer Dana Air in a brief ceremony to welcome the 143 capacity aircraft to its operational base at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 Lagos said the move signalled the airline route expansion plans He said the airline was expecting another B737 aircraft in the next few weeks saying that the company s plan was to move its fleet to nine from six aircraft at the end of the year According to him Dana Air intends to gradually phase out the five McDonnel Douglas MD083 aircraft which it has been using for its operations He said Currently the Boeing aircraft is the most popular passenger aircraft in Nigeria Dana Air went through a long road in this and we have had it as a plan for a long time but it was staggered due to economy and other realities as the case was but now here we are There are plans in place to phase out the MD 83 and those plans are being re evaluated As you know some airlines fly B747 due to their particular needs while others are phasing that aircraft out For us the MDs have been very good We won t give you a date for the phase out now but for now we are still flying both aircraft type On the airline s route expansion plan Mbanuzuo said the airline would appraise the situation before resuming flights on the West African regional routes We have that as a plan maybe from 2020 upwards but for now we are concentrating on serving Nigeria routes he said YO CHOM AJA Edited by Chioma Ugboma Adeleye Ajayi
    Dana Air adds B737 aircraft to its fleet
    Metro3 years ago

    Dana Air adds B737 aircraft to its fleet

     

     

     

     

     

    Nigerian carrier, Dana Air, on Friday took delivery of a Boeing 737-300 aircraft recently acquired by the airline to boost its flight operations.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that the aircraft with registration number 5N-DNA, which came in from Italy, landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 1.30 a.m. on Friday.

    Mr Obi Mbanuzuo, Chief Operating Officer, Dana Air, in a brief ceremony to welcome the 143 capacity aircraft to its operational base at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, Lagos, said the move signalled the airline route expansion plans.

    He said the airline was expecting another B737 aircraft in the next few weeks, saying that the company’s plan was to move its fleet to nine from six aircraft at the end of the year.

    According to him, Dana Air intends to gradually phase out the five McDonnel Douglas (MD083) aircraft which it has been using for its operations.

    He said: “Currently, the Boeing aircraft is the most popular passenger aircraft in Nigeria.

    “Dana Air went through a long road in this and we have had it as a plan for a long time but it was staggered due to economy and other realities as the case was but now here we are.

    “There are plans in place to phase out the MD-83 and those plans are being re-evaluated.

    “As you know, some airlines fly B747 due to their particular needs while others are phasing that aircraft out. For us, the MDs have been very good.

    “We won’t give you a date for the phase out now but for now, we are still flying both aircraft type.’’

    On the airline’s route expansion plan, Mbanuzuo said the airline would appraise the situation before resuming flights on the West African regional routes.

    “We have that as a plan maybe from 2020 upwards but for now we are concentrating on serving Nigeria routes,’’ he said.
    YO/CHOM/AJA
    Edited by Chioma Ugboma/Adeleye Ajayi

  •   Fare By Sumaila Ogbaje ABUJA Dec 22 2018 NNN Air travelers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja have lamented the hike in price of air tickets by airlines ahead of the Christmas celebration Some of the travelers who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria NNN said they were not surprised because they knew it had always been the case during yuletide seasons Mr Obiora Okeke a businessman said he was not surprised that flight ticket prices have soared considering the antecedents of airlines during festive periods Okeke said the issue of fare hike would not stop unless alternative means of transport like modern train services and good roads were provided He also attributed the hike to the absence of efficient and viable domestic airlines in the country adding that the airlines were struggling to survive It is not surprising that we are paying higher fare this time because it has been the case in Nigeria during festive periods because the same thing happens even in road transport sector The only way out is that government should continue with rail projects to provide alternative means of transportation for people Aside that we don t have many viable domestic airlines in Nigeria and the few we have are struggling to survive he said Another traveler Mrs Asabe Musa said the airlines were taking undue advantage of people s fears of road travels due to insecurity and bad roads Musa called on the government to do more to tackle security challenges that has made roads dangerous for the public in many parts of the country She also urged the government to pay more attention to railway to make it easy for people to travel NNN reports that the air fare has gone up by almost double of all the prices about few weeks ago Air fare on these routes charged by various airlines before now ranges from N19 000 to N41 000 depending on the airline and time of booking A check by NNN on the price list of the various airlines revealed that they now charge between N36 000 and N70 000 on economy and N70 000 to N90 000 on business class depending on the time and destination For Air Peace its tickets were sold between N42 600 and N70 000 on Abuja Lagos route as at Saturday and in spite of the high price of ticket only its evening flight had some available seats as at Saturday morning Arik sold its ticket ranging from N35 000 to NN46 000 on all routes while Max Air tickets sold for between N40 000 and N70 000 on Lagos Abuja route N30 000 to N60 000 for Abuja Kano route and N65 000 on Abuja Port Harcourt route Other airlines like Aero Contractors Dana Air Medview sold their tickets between N44 188 to N52 000 N34 200 to N79 200 and N33 748 to N54 646 respectively NNN OYS CHOM IS Edited by Chioma Ugboma Ismail Abdulaziz
    Yuletide: Air Travelers lament fare hike
      Fare By Sumaila Ogbaje ABUJA Dec 22 2018 NNN Air travelers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja have lamented the hike in price of air tickets by airlines ahead of the Christmas celebration Some of the travelers who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria NNN said they were not surprised because they knew it had always been the case during yuletide seasons Mr Obiora Okeke a businessman said he was not surprised that flight ticket prices have soared considering the antecedents of airlines during festive periods Okeke said the issue of fare hike would not stop unless alternative means of transport like modern train services and good roads were provided He also attributed the hike to the absence of efficient and viable domestic airlines in the country adding that the airlines were struggling to survive It is not surprising that we are paying higher fare this time because it has been the case in Nigeria during festive periods because the same thing happens even in road transport sector The only way out is that government should continue with rail projects to provide alternative means of transportation for people Aside that we don t have many viable domestic airlines in Nigeria and the few we have are struggling to survive he said Another traveler Mrs Asabe Musa said the airlines were taking undue advantage of people s fears of road travels due to insecurity and bad roads Musa called on the government to do more to tackle security challenges that has made roads dangerous for the public in many parts of the country She also urged the government to pay more attention to railway to make it easy for people to travel NNN reports that the air fare has gone up by almost double of all the prices about few weeks ago Air fare on these routes charged by various airlines before now ranges from N19 000 to N41 000 depending on the airline and time of booking A check by NNN on the price list of the various airlines revealed that they now charge between N36 000 and N70 000 on economy and N70 000 to N90 000 on business class depending on the time and destination For Air Peace its tickets were sold between N42 600 and N70 000 on Abuja Lagos route as at Saturday and in spite of the high price of ticket only its evening flight had some available seats as at Saturday morning Arik sold its ticket ranging from N35 000 to NN46 000 on all routes while Max Air tickets sold for between N40 000 and N70 000 on Lagos Abuja route N30 000 to N60 000 for Abuja Kano route and N65 000 on Abuja Port Harcourt route Other airlines like Aero Contractors Dana Air Medview sold their tickets between N44 188 to N52 000 N34 200 to N79 200 and N33 748 to N54 646 respectively NNN OYS CHOM IS Edited by Chioma Ugboma Ismail Abdulaziz
    Yuletide: Air Travelers lament fare hike
    Agriculture4 years ago

    Yuletide: Air Travelers lament fare hike

    Fare
    By Sumaila Ogbaje
    ABUJA, Dec. 22, 2018 (NNN) Air travelers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja have lamented the hike in price of air tickets by airlines ahead of the Christmas celebration.

    Some of the travelers who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) said they were not surprised because they knew it had always been the case during yuletide seasons.

    Mr Obiora Okeke, a businessman, said he was not surprised that flight ticket prices have soared considering the antecedents of airlines during festive periods.

    Okeke said the issue of fare hike would not stop unless alternative means of transport like modern train services and good roads were provided.

    He also attributed the hike to the absence of efficient and viable domestic airlines in the country, adding that the airlines were struggling to survive.

    “It is not surprising that we are paying higher fare this time because it has been the case in Nigeria during festive periods because the same thing happens even in road transport sector.

    “The only way out is that government should continue with rail projects to provide alternative means of transportation for people.

    “Aside that, we don’t have many viable domestic airlines in Nigeria and the few we have are struggling to survive,” he said.

    Another traveler, Mrs Asabe Musa, said the airlines were taking undue advantage of people’s fears of road travels due to insecurity and bad roads.

    Musa called on the government to do more to tackle security challenges that has made roads dangerous for the public in many parts of the country.

    She also urged the government to pay more attention to railway to make it easy for people to travel.

    NNN reports that the air fare has gone up by almost double of all the prices about few weeks ago.

    Air fare on these routes charged by various airlines before now ranges from N19,000 to N41,000 depending on the airline and time of booking.

    A check by NNN on the price list of the various airlines revealed that they now charge between N36,000 and N70,000 on economy and N70,000 to N90,000 on business class depending on the time and destination.

    For Air Peace, its tickets were sold between N42,600 and N70,000 on Abuja-Lagos route as at Saturday and in spite of the high price of ticket, only its evening flight had some available seats as at Saturday morning.

    Arik sold its ticket ranging from N35,000 to NN46,000 on all routes while Max Air tickets sold for between N40,000 and N70,000 on Lagos-Abuja route, N30,000 to N60,000 for Abuja-Kano route and N65,000 on Abuja-Port Harcourt route.

    Other airlines like Aero Contractors, Dana Air, Medview sold their tickets between N44,188 to N52,000; N34,200 to N79,200 and N33,748 to N54,646 respectively. (NNN)
    OYS/CHOM/IS
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  •   Passengers Lagos Dec 24 2018 NNN Passengers in their hundreds were on Monday seen arriving and departing the Domestic Terminals 1 and 2 of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos ahead of the Yuletide The News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports that the Federal Government had declared Dec 25 and 26 and Jan 1 2019 as public holidays to mark the festive period NNN correspondents that visited the airport terminals observed an influx of outbound and inbound passengers heading to various destinations Many passengers were seen on long queues waiting to board flights while others waited patiently to pick up their luggage on arrival Several travelers were also seen struggling to get seats on the few available flights to their various destinations across the country which led to increments in air fares For instance an air ticket from Lagos to Kano which hitherto sold for between N30 500 and 32 000 rose to about N45 000 and N47 000 in some cases due to high demand Flights from Lagos to Abuja which normally cost between N27 000 and N32 000 depending on the airline and the time of flight also went for N45 000 and above NNN reports that there were no flight tickets available on the Lagos Benin and Lagos Port Harcourt routes as all the seats had been booked since the previous week It was also observed that most of the flights that had their fares increased were heading for the northern part of the country The Air Peace and Arik Airlines check in counter had the longest queues of passengers at the General Aviation Terminal while Dana Air and Max Air also had the longest queues at the MMA2 A passenger Miss Tosin Akilla who was travelling to Abuja with her children said she had purchased tickets for the flight from Lagos the previous week Akilla however said that she got to the airport a few minutes after the first boarding call but was denied access to the plane on the excuse that she was late I was surprised to get here only to learn that I was late My flight was scheduled for 12 30p m and I got here at 10 30 a m because of traffic but the airline s officials did not check me in They said I was very late I had to run around to raise extra money to pay in order to be able to go with the next available flight I think it is rather unfair because I should still have been allowed to get on the plane she lamented Another passenger Mr Seun Fijabi who was heading to Enugu also decried the way the airlines were operating He said It is funny how things operate here This is a time to share and not to exploit your passengers According to him domestic airlines should learn to introduce low cost promotional fares to attract travellers instead of exploiting passengers as a result of the season He decried the dearth of government owned airlines saying the few ones that were privately owned were cashing in on the development at the detriment of their customers Meanwhile the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN said it had put all the necessary measures in place to meet up with the increase of passengers traffic during the yuletide FAAN in a statement by the General Manager Corporate Affairs Mrs Henrietta Yakubu assured all airport users that Nigerian airports under its management are fully ready to play host to all air travellers Yakubu advised the general public and intending travellers to make early preparations to enable them complete their travel requirements in good time NNN WAC ASO KOLE MNA Edited by Remi Koleoso Maureen Atuonwu
    Yuletide: Lagos airport witnesses passenger traffic increase
      Passengers Lagos Dec 24 2018 NNN Passengers in their hundreds were on Monday seen arriving and departing the Domestic Terminals 1 and 2 of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos ahead of the Yuletide The News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports that the Federal Government had declared Dec 25 and 26 and Jan 1 2019 as public holidays to mark the festive period NNN correspondents that visited the airport terminals observed an influx of outbound and inbound passengers heading to various destinations Many passengers were seen on long queues waiting to board flights while others waited patiently to pick up their luggage on arrival Several travelers were also seen struggling to get seats on the few available flights to their various destinations across the country which led to increments in air fares For instance an air ticket from Lagos to Kano which hitherto sold for between N30 500 and 32 000 rose to about N45 000 and N47 000 in some cases due to high demand Flights from Lagos to Abuja which normally cost between N27 000 and N32 000 depending on the airline and the time of flight also went for N45 000 and above NNN reports that there were no flight tickets available on the Lagos Benin and Lagos Port Harcourt routes as all the seats had been booked since the previous week It was also observed that most of the flights that had their fares increased were heading for the northern part of the country The Air Peace and Arik Airlines check in counter had the longest queues of passengers at the General Aviation Terminal while Dana Air and Max Air also had the longest queues at the MMA2 A passenger Miss Tosin Akilla who was travelling to Abuja with her children said she had purchased tickets for the flight from Lagos the previous week Akilla however said that she got to the airport a few minutes after the first boarding call but was denied access to the plane on the excuse that she was late I was surprised to get here only to learn that I was late My flight was scheduled for 12 30p m and I got here at 10 30 a m because of traffic but the airline s officials did not check me in They said I was very late I had to run around to raise extra money to pay in order to be able to go with the next available flight I think it is rather unfair because I should still have been allowed to get on the plane she lamented Another passenger Mr Seun Fijabi who was heading to Enugu also decried the way the airlines were operating He said It is funny how things operate here This is a time to share and not to exploit your passengers According to him domestic airlines should learn to introduce low cost promotional fares to attract travellers instead of exploiting passengers as a result of the season He decried the dearth of government owned airlines saying the few ones that were privately owned were cashing in on the development at the detriment of their customers Meanwhile the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN said it had put all the necessary measures in place to meet up with the increase of passengers traffic during the yuletide FAAN in a statement by the General Manager Corporate Affairs Mrs Henrietta Yakubu assured all airport users that Nigerian airports under its management are fully ready to play host to all air travellers Yakubu advised the general public and intending travellers to make early preparations to enable them complete their travel requirements in good time NNN WAC ASO KOLE MNA Edited by Remi Koleoso Maureen Atuonwu
    Yuletide: Lagos airport witnesses passenger traffic increase
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    Yuletide: Lagos airport witnesses passenger traffic increase

    Passengers

    Lagos, Dec. 24, 2018 (NNN) Passengers in their hundreds were on Monday seen arriving and departing the Domestic Terminals 1 and 2 of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, ahead of the Yuletide.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) reports that the Federal Government had declared Dec. 25 and 26 and Jan.1 , 2019 as public holidays to mark the festive period.

    NNN correspondents that visited the airport terminals observed an influx of outbound and inbound passengers heading to various destinations.

    Many passengers were seen on long queues, waiting to board flights, while others waited patiently to pick up their luggage on arrival.

    Several travelers were also seen struggling to get seats on the few available flights to their various destinations across the country which led to increments in air fares.

    For instance, an air ticket from Lagos to Kano, which hitherto sold for between N30,500 and 32,000, rose to about N45,000 and N47,000 in some cases due to high demand.

    Flights from Lagos to Abuja, which normally cost between N27,000 and N32,000, depending on the airline and the time of flight, also went for N45,000 and above.

    NNN reports that there were no flight tickets available on the Lagos-Benin and Lagos-Port Harcourt routes as all the seats had been booked since the previous week.

    It was also observed that most of the flights that had their fares increased were heading for the northern part of the country.

    The Air Peace and Arik Airlines check-in counter had the longest queues of passengers at the General Aviation Terminal, while Dana Air and Max Air also had the longest queues at the MMA2.

    A passenger, Miss Tosin Akilla, who was travelling to Abuja with her children, said she had purchased tickets for the flight from Lagos the previous week.

    Akilla, however, said that she got to the airport a few minutes after the first boarding call, but was denied access to the plane on the excuse that she was late.

    “I was surprised to get here only to learn that I was late. My flight was scheduled for 12:30p.m., and I got here at 10.30 a.m. because of traffic, but the airline’s officials did not check me in.

    “They said I was very late; I had to run around to raise extra money to pay in order to be able to go with the next available flight.

    “I think it is rather unfair, because I should still have been allowed to get on the plane,’’ she lamented.

    Another passenger, Mr Seun Fijabi, who was heading to Enugu, also decried the way the airlines were operating.

    He said, “It is funny how things operate here. This is a time to share and not to exploit your passengers.”

    According to him, domestic airlines should learn to introduce low cost promotional fares to attract travellers instead of exploiting passengers as a result of the season.

    He decried the dearth of government-owned airlines, saying the few ones that were privately-owned were cashing in on the development at the detriment of their customers.

    Meanwhile, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it had put all the necessary measures in place to meet up with the increase of passengers’ traffic during the yuletide.

    FAAN, in a statement by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, assured all airport users that Nigerian airports under its management are fully ready to play host to all air travellers.

    Yakubu advised the general public and intending travellers to make early preparations to enable them complete their travel requirements in good time. (NNN)

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