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Christmas: Passengers Lament High Cost Of Air Ticket

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 Some passengers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja have condemned the increase in airfare during the yuletide.

The passengers made this known in separate interviews with reporters on Saturday in Abuja.

They said that it was just necessary for them to travel to celebrate Christmas with relatives as travelling by air i”s fast and safe”.

A passenger, Mr Kayode Enitan, who expressed displeasure on the increase in ticket price, observed that the upsurge in passengers travelling could be a result of Christmas among other reasons.

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“I have determined to celebrate this Christmas with my family. For the past four years, they celebrated in Lagos, while I celebrated both Christmas and New Year in Abuja because of work.

“About three days ago, I booked with Arik a return ticket from Abuja to Lagos for N170, 000. That is N85 for one way. God will save us in this country, “ he said.

Mrs Evelyn Chukudi, a passenger, who frowned at skyrocketing of airfare, said that passengers had not felt any impact on addressing scarcity of aviation fuel.

According to her, the local airline operators have been referring to JETA1 as the major reason for the increase in rates.

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“ Truly, they just keep increasing the ticket prices. I am going to Port-Harcourt with my husband. The fare was about N85, 000 each. We actually booked few days ago with Air Peace.”

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