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Air passengers in Enugu worry over low fares

…fear airlines are compromising standards

By Francis Igata

ENUGU—Passengers in Enugu State and its environs have expressed worry over the crash in prices of air fares against the projections of economic indicators.

A passenger, Mr. Emeka Dinobi, wondered why Arik Airline and Air Peace would charge N31,000 and N28,500 respectively for a return Enugu-Abuja ticket when a dollars sells for N220 against N160 as at November last year.

He said:  “Something must be wrong. There is no aviation fuel,the dollar has increased by 40 per cent and there is a crash in air fares.

“If you are rendering service to somebody and the cost is far bellow the service, then you should be suspect. As at last year when aviation fuel was not scarce and dollar was N160, air fares stood at N50,000 to and from.

“I think they are compromising standards somewhere to bridge the gap. Safety of passengers should be paramount in all consideration. We would not want to hear of any air mishap.”


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