Friday, 26 June 2020 15:41

Flight tickets to cost more as FG doubles passengers service charge ahead flight resumption

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Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) has increased its Passengers Service Charge (PSC) to N2,000 and $100 for domestic and international passengers respectively.

The new charge which may likely push up air fares ahead of resumption of flights operations takes effect from August 1, 2020.

This followed the approval by Federal Government through Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika. The previous charge for domestic was N1,000 while that of international was $50.

The proposed increment was communicated to the Airline Operators Committee in a memo titled: Implementation of Approved New Passenger (PSC) Effective 1st August, 2020.”

The memo said, “The implementation of the new PSC is premised on the approval given by Minister of Aviation in the attached letter referenced  FMT/FMA/COM/T/69 dated 3rd August, 2017,  which was sought with the intention to improve and upgrade the airport infrastructure among others.

“We recently notified Honorable Minister of Aviation of our intention to commence the implementation effective 1st August, 2020.”

The memo read, “Suffice to mention that on several occasions, we had engaged NCAA and relevant stakeholders which delayed the implementation date.

“Some of the engagements are as follows: Setting up of an in-house committee to come up with strategies for smooth implementation, Sensitization of general public (press etc), Engagement of stakeholders, airlines, etc.”

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Daily Trust