Airlines hike airfares by 100% as operating costs rise

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The cost of air tickets along several routes have doubled due to the high demand for air travel in light of the rising insecurity in the country and cost of flight operations, findings have shown. Checks on several airline websites showed that even intending passengers who booked their flights days ahead of departure were also affected. A check on Friday on the website of Max Air showed that a one-way ticket from Maiduguri to Lagos for Saturday was put at N100,000 while the same flight costs N70,000 for Monday. A…

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Be at airport 3hrs before flight, FAAN tells passengers

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The Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has issued flight resumption protocol for both international and local passengers across the country. It instructed passengers via its official Twitter handle on Monday to always be early to the airport at list three hours prior to their schedule takeoff time, for the obvious reasons of meeting Coronavirus safety checks. It said,“Flight Resumption Protocol for Passengers: You are advised to arrive at the Airport 3 hours before your flight due to the new COVID-19 safety checks.” Recall that the agency has been in…

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