Nigeria’s civil aviation authority has fined British Airways and Virgin for alleged collusion over fares to Nigeria and neighbouring Ghana, and that the airlines charged more for routes to Nigeria than Ghana. In a statement, Nigeria’s aviation authority said: “BA and VAA did in fact collude, and in furtherance of that collusion periodically increased (passenger fuel surcharges), including against Nigerians.” BA will be fined $135m (£85m) and Virgin Atlantic $100m. Both airlines have denied the allegations. BA told the BBC: “We reject the allegations made by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and we are vigorously defending our position.” In a

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