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Nigeria’s Aviation Minister says planned reopening of airspace may not lead to hike in fares

Ahead of the planned resumption of domestic flight operations in the aviation industry, Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has said the resumption of commercial flight in the sector may not lead to the increase in air fares.

As airline operators and service providers in the sector race to implement the restart plan guidelines by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), there are apprehensions in the country that there might be a spike in air fares.

But the Ministry of Aviation on its twitter handle assured air travellers in the country that ticket prices may not rise when the sector resumes.

The ministry said it is doing everything to ensure that ticket prices do not skyrocket as it plans to reopen the airspace.

The ministry on its twitter handle said: “Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika assures Nigerians that the expected re-opening of the airspace for domestic flight may not necessarily lead to a hike in fares.

“We are doing everything to ensure that ticket prices do not skyrocket. They may be different but they are not going to be something that air passengers cannot afford.”

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