- Green Africa Airways said it is slashing the flight ticket for the Ibadan-Lagos route to N6,500
- It stated that the price slash would help to reduce traffic congestion on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway
- Green Africa added that the development is aimed at enhancing living circumstances for Nigerians
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To reduce traffic congestion on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Green Africa Airways has introduced reduced aircraft tickets from Ibadan to Lagos.
The airline stated that because of the continuing road construction, their service provides a practical substitute for the gridlock on the heavily used express road.
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This is on the back of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)'s decision to float the naira and the directive to commercial banks to sell foreign currencies at market-determined rates, which has led to the hike in price of flight tickets
Initiative aimed at enhancing living standard
The statement claims that the development is just one of several initiatives the Oyo State Government makes to enhance living circumstances for its citizens.
The airline is set to start flying operations between Ibadan and Lagos for merely N6,500 to reduce traffic congestion on the Lagos-Ibadan Motorway, according to a statement in the article.
“This development is among several efforts of the Oyo State Government under Governor (Seyi) Makinde, who has been working tirelessly since the inception of his administration to make life comfortable for citizens and residents of the state and Nigerians in general.”
According to the statement, the governor had stated plans to enlarge the airport in his #Omituntun2.0 agenda, in addition to the ongoing tasks and the advancement of the airport road.
It added that some Ibadan and Lagos residents had welcomed the development to raise their living standards and avoid the traffic on the Lagos–Ibadan expressway.
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In related news, Legit.ng earlier reported that international airfares, especially to European countries, are expected to keep climbing in the next few days.
This follows the closure of the Nigerien airspace by the country's coup leader on Sunday, August 6, 2023.
Meanwhile, due to the current exchange rate, Nigerians are already paying more than N1 million to travel to Europe, Asia, and the US it is now expected to get even more expensive.