- New data from NBS has revealed the list of states with the most expensive and cheapest fares in Nigeria
- This revelation comes as Green Africa Airways, a new airline, offers passengers the opportunity to fly from Ibadan to Lagos for just N6,500
- With the rising levels of insecurity in the country, many Nigerians consider traveling by air a safer choice
The National Bureau of Statistics has revealed that the cost of traveling by air within Nigeria increased by over 40% in one year, spanning June 2022 to June 2023.
The statistics agency stated this in its recent Transport Fare Watch report for June 2023.
Breakdown of the airfares
According to NBS, the average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes’ single journey increased by 4.93% from N74,948.78 in May 2023 to N78,640.54 in June 2023.
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On a year-on-year basis, the fare rose by 40.22% from N56,082.64 in June 2022.
States with the highest air fares’ single journey
- Delta- N87,000
- Kebbi- N83,500
- Enugu/Bayelsa- N83,000
States with the slowest air fares ’ single journey
- Plateau, Kwara, Imo, Edo, Benue, Kano, Jigawa, Akwa Ibom- N75,000
By region airfares single journey
- North Central: N76,357
- North East: N80,650
- North West: N78,900
- South East: N77,200
- South South: N80,000
- South West: N78,833
Lagos to Ibadan N6,500
Legit.ng reported that Green Africa Airways said it is slashing the flight ticket for the Ibadan-Lagos route to N6,500 in
The gesture is to help reduce traffic congestion on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway due to ongoing road construction.
The airline believes its service will help provide a practical substitute for the gridlock on the heavily used express road.
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