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Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by sheriffden(m): 4:33am On Dec 08, 2023
Air travellers to some of the selected routes in the country are groaning over the skyrocketing airfares among the indigenous airline operators.

Checks by Nairametrics revealed that airfares in some of the monopolised routes have increased to over N250,000 one-way in economy class seats, while return tickets now sell for about N500,000.

Unlike in the past where air tickets only go high from the Lagos route to other parts of the south, checks revealed that passengers from Abuja to the same routes may pay higher.

Travels in southern parts hit the roof
Travellers to South East and South-South parts of the country now pay more than air travellers on the northern routes like Abuja, Kano and Kaduna among others.

However, some of the stakeholders attributed the high airfares in the southern routes to the festive season, while others warned that the airlines may eventually price themselves out of the market with the high airfares.

There are fears that the high airfares may deprive some of the travellers to the Southern routes of the opportunity for the yuletide season.

For instance, checks on Air Peace from Lagos to Enugu for Tuesday, December 26, indicate a minimum of N203,000 one way and N233,000 for the same flight in the afternoon.

Also, for Owerri on Dana Air, the airfares oscillate between N200,000 to N250,000 for one-way tickets.

On Ibom Air for a flight to Uyo from December 22 to 23, air tickets are sold between N203,000 and N253,000 for one-way.

For passengers on United Nigeria Airlines for December 21 to 23, one-way tickets go for N220,000 and N300,000.

The recent skyrocketing airfares on domestic routes by indigenous airlines are exploitative and may work against the operating carriers, aviation experts have said.

Exploitative airfares
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aero Contractors, Capt. Ado Sanusi, said that the airfares were exploitative.

According to him, some airfares in select routes are exploitative, mentioning the South East and South South routes as some of the routes the airlines are exploiting the travelling public.

He proposed increased capacity and canvassed for additional airlines to join the existing operators.

We observed that the new regulation by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), which limited start-up airlines to a minimum of six aircraft may further compound the present challenge and allow for more explorations by the existing carriers as the yuletide draws nearer.

He said: “I believe that there are some exploitative prices. I believe so, especially on the monopoly routes. The eastern routes are somehow monopolised and come with exploitative prices.

“It’s the capacity. If we have more airlines coming into the country and the NCAA allows more airlines to fly, then it will bring the price down. The more airlines we have flying, the more competitive it becomes and the more the prices will go down, but since we make regulations that are so hostile to start-up airlines, then, the prices will always go up.”
He also mentioned unstable foreign exchange challenges, the high price of aviation fuel and others as some of the factors responsible for the high airfares, but warned against the airlines pricing themselves out of the market.

https://nairametrics.com/2023/12/07/passengers-groan-as-return-air-tickets-climb-n500000-on-monopoly-routes/

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by duduade: 5:02am On Dec 08, 2023
sheriffden:
Air travellers to some of the selected routes in the country are groaning over the skyrocketing airfares among the indigenous airline operators.

Checks by Nairametrics revealed that airfares in some of the monopolised routes have increased to over N250,000 one-way in economy class seats, while return tickets now sell for about N500,000.

Unlike in the past where air tickets only go high from the Lagos route to other parts of the south, checks revealed that passengers from Abuja to the same routes may pay higher.

Travels in southern parts hit the roof
Travellers to South East and South-South parts of the country now pay more than air travellers on the northern routes like Abuja, Kano and Kaduna among others.

However, some of the stakeholders attributed the high airfares in the southern routes to the festive season, while others warned that the airlines may eventually price themselves out of the market with the high airfares.

There are fears that the high airfares may deprive some of the travellers to the Southern routes of the opportunity for the yuletide season.

For instance, checks on Air Peace from Lagos to Enugu for Tuesday, December 26, indicate a minimum of N203,000 one way and N233,000 for the same flight in the afternoon.

Also, for Owerri on Dana Air, the airfares oscillate between N200,000 to N250,000 for one-way tickets.

On Ibom Air for a flight to Uyo from December 22 to 23, air tickets are sold between N203,000 and N253,000 for one-way.

For passengers on United Nigeria Airlines for December 21 to 23, one-way tickets go for N220,000 and N300,000.

The recent skyrocketing airfares on domestic routes by indigenous airlines are exploitative and may work against the operating carriers, aviation experts have said.

Exploitative airfares
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aero Contractors, Capt. Ado Sanusi, said that the airfares were exploitative.

According to him, some airfares in select routes are exploitative, mentioning the South East and South South routes as some of the routes the airlines are exploiting the travelling public.

He proposed increased capacity and canvassed for additional airlines to join the existing operators.

We observed that the new regulation by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), which limited start-up airlines to a minimum of six aircraft may further compound the present challenge and allow for more explorations by the existing carriers as the yuletide draws nearer.

He said: “I believe that there are some exploitative prices. I believe so, especially on the monopoly routes. The eastern routes are somehow monopolised and come with exploitative prices.
“It’s the capacity. If we have more airlines coming into the country and the NCAA allows more airlines to fly, then it will bring the price down. The more airlines we have flying, the more competitive it becomes and the more the prices will go down, but since we make regulations that are so hostile to start-up airlines, then, the prices will always go up.”
He also mentioned unstable foreign exchange challenges, the high price of aviation fuel and others as some of the factors responsible for the high airfares, but warned against the airlines pricing themselves out of the market.


https://nairametrics.com/2023/12/07/passengers-groan-as-return-air-tickets-climb-n500000-on-monopoly-routes/

Na to go get flying broom powers remain now

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by Timoleon(m): 6:04am On Dec 08, 2023
Truly, country hard, these airlines are however overdoing it. They may end up hurting their business with this pricing pattern.

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by Lovemeharder(f): 7:01am On Dec 08, 2023
Na who get money to fly nau cheesy

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by duullie88(m): 7:21am On Dec 08, 2023
Nothing is within the reach of a common man in this country..

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by SeeWahala: 9:05am On Dec 08, 2023
Average price of one way air ticket from lagos to South east = N250k

Average price of one way air ticket from lagos to kano state = N150k

Lagos to South east is 45 mins

Lagos to kano is over 1 hr

salbis:
1 hr 20 mins average.

People of Nigeria and i ask, ' No be real wah be dis? ' undecided

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by LooneyLester: 11:30am On Dec 08, 2023
Why are they lamenting??


They come back and stay in Nigeria


It's not by force to travel

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by Nigerfine3: 12:22pm On Dec 08, 2023
SeeWahala:
Average price of one way air ticket from lagos to South east = N250k

Average price of one way air ticket from lagos to kano state = N150k

Lagos to South east is 45 mins

Lagos to kano is over 1 hr

Even the kano is over priced, non is supposed to be more than 100 $.

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by IjebuWarrior: 12:51pm On Dec 08, 2023
Well, wetin make I come talk? I just got my own return tix to 9ja for $3,750. angry

Nonsense! 🤬

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by AllahOfBlood: 12:51pm On Dec 08, 2023
cheesy


Effects of having a drug lord as a sitting country president




That's our plague as a country
Bear with it

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by YourNextLevel(m): 12:51pm On Dec 08, 2023
Options

Go by road, dont travel or pay the fee.
Stop lamenting

The guy on top care not !!

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by Wealthoptulent(m): 12:51pm On Dec 08, 2023

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by magoo10(m): 12:52pm On Dec 08, 2023
Can one Sycophant urchin explain to me why after just 6months of buhari living office prices of things have thrippled.
if you can't and you continue doing the job of a Sycophant you are an idiot.

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by Jetland(m): 12:52pm On Dec 08, 2023
We must have sense by fire for by force. This is just the beginning

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by nkemoma(m): 12:52pm On Dec 08, 2023
On your mandate, GBola
On your mandate, Ebola
On your manhood.. they shall stand...

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by zombieHUNTER: 12:53pm On Dec 08, 2023
undecided

This is one of the dividends of democracy under Tinubu
On his manhood .. you APc fools shall all stand..

Flying in Nigeria suddenly becomes a big deal..
That's how the gap between the rich and poor keeps widening by the second..

Tinubu made sure the middle class is no more..
It's just the filty rich and the poor now.
And you know where you belong you swine blind supporter of evil and tribalism..
Spits on your graves.. fools

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by omoadeleye(m): 12:53pm On Dec 08, 2023
Uhm
Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by Icon4s(m): 12:54pm On Dec 08, 2023
LooneyLester:
Why are they lamenting??


They come back and stay in Nigeria


It's not by force to travel

What are they saying, what are you saying

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by Bizibi(m): 12:54pm On Dec 08, 2023
NIGERIa is always different....that sector is really corrupt.
Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by Dshocker(m): 12:54pm On Dec 08, 2023
We are doomed as a country...

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by Gerrard59(m): 12:54pm On Dec 08, 2023
Typical Christmas demand. The demand is more than the supply.

Capitalism at its finest.

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by spartachico(m): 12:54pm On Dec 08, 2023
Reason why the railway system need to be put in place and make it safer and functioning , as a matter of fact we need high speed trains like the bullet trains in Japan and China , Abeg which bandit wan stop that one

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by victory36(m): 12:54pm On Dec 08, 2023
Why should the airline care when they know the passengers will still pay after all? They should stop complaining and pay.

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by Mindlog: 12:55pm On Dec 08, 2023
Let them continue flying with empty seats.

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by AfahaAbia(m): 12:55pm On Dec 08, 2023
Whahala!!
Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by Kaa4(m): 12:55pm On Dec 08, 2023
It is common for the prices to hit the roof at the period while it will receede by mid January. Only competition and good conusumer friendly policies can drive prices down in the aviation sector
Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by lexy2014: 12:55pm On Dec 08, 2023
SeeWahala:
Average price of one way air ticket from lagos to South east = N250k

Average price of one way air ticket from lagos to kano state = N150k

Lagos to South east is 45 mins

Lagos to kano is over 1 hr


doesnt make sense. it defies any logic

dont expect anythiing from the government though

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by Artscollection: 12:56pm On Dec 08, 2023
LooneyLester:
Why are they lamenting??


They come back and stay in Nigeria


It's not by force to travel

Coconut h20 full your brain!!

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by SensualMan: 12:56pm On Dec 08, 2023
A town hall... Different from...? grin

Adeyemi how are u?
Olatunji how body?
Opeyemi u Don shop today?
Adeonke my daughter it is well!

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Re: Passengers Groan As Return Air Tickets Climb N500,000 On Monopoly Routes by lexy2014: 12:56pm On Dec 08, 2023
spartachico:
Reason why the railway system need to be put in place and make it safer and functioning , as a matter of fact we need high speed trains like the bullet trains in Japan and China , Abeg which bandit wan stop that one

kaduna to abuja trian that was fast is now crawling.

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