Sat. Apr 10th, 2021

Passengers airfare records 17.97 percent increase – NBS

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Victoria Ogunrinde

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has disclosed that the average air fare paid by passengers increased by 17.97 percent in February 2021.

According to a report posted by the NBS on its website on Wednesday, the average airfare rose from N36, 458.11 in January 2021 to N36, 463.65 in February 2021.

The report said: “Average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by -0.02 per cent month-on-month and increased by 17.97 per cent year-on-year to N36, 458.11 in February 2021 from N36, 463.65 in January 2021.”

In the period under review, NBS noted that states with the highest air fare were Delta/Lagos (N38, 600.00), Anambra/Bayelsa (N38,500.00), Bauchi (N38,400.00) while States with the lowest airfare were Akwa-Ibom (N32,500.00), Sokoto (N33,600.00), and Gombe (N35,000.00).

It added that average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 2.86 per cent month-on-month and by 97.68 per cent year-on-year to N266.74 in February 2021 from N259.33 in January 2021.

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