Flight ticket prices will soon shoot up to one hundred and twenty thousand naira (N120,000) if the necessary and urgent actions are not taken to address the daunting fuel scarcity affecting economic activities.
The Chief Executive Officer, CEO of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, made this possibility known as he insisted that something urgent needs to be implemented the cut down the cost of aviation fuel.
Yesterday, he noted this point while speaking on behalf of the Airline Operators Association of Nigeria, AOAN, during a parliamentary briefing.
Onyema called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s-led administration to permit operators to import the product to end the hike and fuelscarcity.
The Air Peace CEO staged an argument that if airline companies can buy planes worth millions of dollars, they would have no trouble importing aviation fuel.
Cheapest of Flight Tickets Cost N70,000, Onyema Says
Lamenting that the cheapest airlines ticket costs N70,000, Onyema warned there would be further increment if efforts were not made to address the fuel crisis.
Reacting to the airline operators’ request, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC Limited, Mele Kyari, disclosed that plans were underway to issue airline operators licenses to import aviation fuel.