There has been a significant increase in airfares, as some airlines resumed operations (today) Wednesday.
The airlines raised their fares in all classes of tickets for one-hour flights from Lagos to Abuja.
Air Peace sold its Economy-Flexi Domestic plan for N33,001 for a one way Lagos-Abuja trip, while the business class ticket was sold for N80,000.
Arik Air’s economy plan was sold for N29,189, while the business class was N78,532 for a one-way Lagos to Abuja trip.
This is as some domestic airlines on Wednesday resumed operations following three months of COVID-19 lockdown.
Lagos News reports that the Federal Government had directed the resumption of domestic flights on July 8, after the March 30 lockdown of the airlines.
As at 6.30 a.m. on Wednesday, Arik Air passengers had started boarding for the first flight from Lagos to Abuja, scheduled to depart at 7 a.m.
However, one of the airline official, who preferred anonymity, saiid that prices of the tickets were driven by extra costs factored into the base fare.
The source said that taxes and other fares increased by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) was also responsible for the hike in fares