Following sky-high prices of flight tickets for domestic and international travels, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has promised to intervene in the matter, with a view to bringing relief to airlines and passengers alike.

In a statement posted on the NCAA’s official X handle, the acting Director General of the regulatory agency, Capt. Chris Najomo, said a committee has been set up to help crash airfares.

Recent reports indicate that due to the fact foreign airlines operating in Nigeria have been unable to repatriate the revenue generated from the sale of tickets, they blocked their lower inventories to travelers who wish to buy tickets from Nigeria. This, according to Yinka Folami, a travel consultant who spoke to Daily Sun, is one of the reasons why the cost of international flight is high.

Capt. Najomo however, said the agency has met with airlines, other agencies and stakeholders and would make sure that the issue is promptly addressed.

 “It has come to the notice of this Authority about the increase and high cost of air fare, especially on the international route. With the view to ensuring that the air fares are brought down, NCAA has set up a committee which would look at all the variances with how we can bring down the air fares. We have met with the airlines, other agencies and stakeholders and we would make sure that this is done,” Najomo said.

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