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Yuletide: Passengers lament high cost of air ticket – Peoples Gazette – Pegars News

Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport,

Some passengers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, have condemned the improve in airfare throughout yuletide.

The passengers made this recognized in separate interviews on Saturday in Abuja.

They stated that it was simply crucial for them to journey by air to rejoice Christmas with kin as touring by air is quick and secure.

A passenger, Kayode Enitan, who expressed displeasure on the improve of ticket worth, noticed that upsurge in passengers travelling may be as a end result of Christmas amongst different causes.

“I have decided to rejoice this Christmas with my household. For the previous 4 years, they celebrated in Lagos, whereas I celebrated each Christmas and New Year in Abuja as a result of of work.

“About three days ago, I booked with Arik Air for a return ticket from Abuja to Lagos for N170,000. That is N85,000 for one way. God will save us in this country,” he stated.

Evelyn Chukudi, a passenger, who frowned at skyrocketing of airfare, stated that passengers had not felt any influence on addressing shortage of aviation gas.

According to her, the native airline operators have been referring to JETA1 as the main motive for the improve in air fares.

“Truly, they simply maintain growing the ticket costs. I am going to Port-Harcourt with my husband. The fare was about N85,000 every. We really booked few days in the past with Air Peace.

“This is too much. It is all about your choice of airline. The local airlines’ fares are seemly similar,” she stated.

Another passenger, Muhammed Kabiru, was additionally disheartened over the improve of ticket worth.

According to Mr Kabiru, he selected to journey by air to Kano due to consolation, security and timeliness.

“Big thanks to President Muhammadu Buhari, who paid us our wage on time.

“The airfare now is too high. I paid N90,000 one way from Abuja to Kano; I booked with MAX Air yesterday. I just need to travel to catch fun and enjoy my leave in Kano,” he stated.

Checks at each arrival and departure sides in the Abuja airport confirmed that passengers at the departure had been extraordinarily populated, whereas passengers at the arrival had been scanty.


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