Lagos — Domestic airlines operating at the Muratala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, yesterday increased air fares due to high demand for tickets by passengers travelling for the festive season.
It was gathered that fares by hour flight increased by 20%, depending on the airline and the destination of travel. For instance, tickets previously sold for between N25,000 and N28,000 now are sold for between N30,000 and N35,000 respectively.
At least, an hour one-way ticket on IRS flight from Lagos to Abuja was sold for N28,000, Lagos-Kaduna N28,000 while it was N33,000 to Kano.
In the past, Abuja and Kaduna would have sold for between N25,000 and N26,000, while Kano fluctuates between N29,000 and N30,000.
One of the passengers said that airlines operators should consider the passengers and be lenient when increasing fares, stressing that the economy of the country was not favourable to Nigerians at large.