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Arik, Aerocontractors Increase Airfares




Hundreds of air travellers were on Thursday stranded at the Lagos airport following the grounding of Chanchangi and IRS airlines by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority for having only one operational aircraft each in their fleets. Air travels to destinations within the country have become increasingly difficult. According to punch, Aerocontractors’ Lagos to Abuja flight, which cost between N18,000 and N22,000, attracted N28,000 on Thursday afternoon.

A flight ticket to Abuja from Lagos on Medview Airlines sold for between N25,500 and N30,000 depending on the time of flight, instead of the average of N18,000 previously, while Arik Air ticket on the same route sold for N35,000.

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