The domestic airlines in Nigeria may likely increase the cost of flight tickets if the cost of aviation fuel continues to increase.
The Vice president of Airline Operators Association of Nigeria (AOAN) and CEO of Air Peace, Barr Allen Onyema during a parliamentary briefing on Monday with the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, Mele Kyari, Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) and the Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the aviation fuel crises.
He also used the opportunity to ask the president to grant the airline operators the necessary license to start fuel importation. Onyema argued that the airlines have what it takes to import fuel since they can afford to purchase million dollars planes.
It was agreed during the meeting that the aviation fuel (Jet-A1) will be reduced from N670 per litre to NGN 500 per litre.
“We have only three more days, all airlines in Nigeria will shut down,” Mr Onyema said. “We are not threatening this country, it is a fact.”