Nigerian Senate to investigate airfares

Victoria
By Victoria March 29, 2012 15:55

Nigerian Senate to investigate airfares

The Nigerian Senate has mandated its Committee on Aviation to investigate all issues relating to compliance or non-compliance with relevant aviation laws and all unwholesome activities by foreign airlines and the role played by regulatory agencies which undermine the growth of the aviation industry in Nigeria. The move follows previous reports that foreign airlines include British Airways and Virgin Atlantic were charging arbitrary fees on Nigerian travellers over and above rates charged by them on routes of same or equal distance outside Nigeria. The circumstances behind the disparity in airfares will be investigated by the commission.
The Senate has also berated regulatory authorities in the Nigerian aviation industry for aiding illegality and violation of Nigerian Civil Aviation laws by foreign airlines.
Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, has threatened to ban any foreign airline which failed to adjust its fares to reflect equity with their prevailing fares as is obtainable in other West Africa countries. She gave the airlines one month ultimatum to review their fares.

Victoria
By Victoria March 29, 2012 15:55
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