We’ve not ordered airlines to raise fares - NCAA
The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has denied a report that the agency had ordered airline operators to increase their fares.
The NCAA said all airlines’ tariffs for their services including fares, rates, add-on charges or terms and conditions of service were fully liberalised and subject to market forces.
The aviation regulatory authority made the clarification over reports in the media that NCAA had authorised airlines to increase their fares.
A statement signed by the General Manager, Public Relations of NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, however explained that all operators were required to notify the authority of any increase in fare or add-on charges.
It added that all air carriers or their agent shall “file with the authority a tariff for that service showing all rates, fares and add-on charges, including the terms and conditions of free and reduced rate transportation for that service, as specified in IS.126.96.36.199.
They are to “obtain approval from the authority to introduce and or increase add-on charges or surcharges such as fuel, internet booking, insurance, security and similar surcharges, prior to implementation”.
It said: “The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) will therefore approve the fares accordingly. Prior to the approval, all fares filed with the authority are subjected to break even and analysis.”