Keyamo urges Air France to reduce ticket fares for Nigerians

By Innocent Raphael

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has urged Air France-KLM to extend lower-priced ticket fares to Nigerian travellers, citing the importance of fairness in ticketing.

This call came during a meeting between the Minister and representatives of the airline, as disclosed in a press statement by Keyamo’s Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Tunde Moshood.

Foreign airlines, including Air France-KLM, had suspended their low-priced tickets for Nigerian routes over two years ago due to issues with accessing ticket revenue in Nigeria.

However, with the recent finalization of payment of a backlog by the Central Bank of Nigeria, which included unremitted ticket revenue, airlines began to restore their low-priced fares.

During the meeting, Air France-KLM expressed appreciation for improved facilities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport and announced plans to deploy modern aircraft services on Nigerian routes.

The Minister welcomed the airline’s initiatives but emphasized the importance of equitable pricing for Nigerian travellers.

He reiterated Nigeria’s commitment to partnering with the travel industry to enhance travel accessibility and affordability for all citizens.

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