This is an exciting and rewarding time for flight passengers in the Nigerian aviation sector, as airlines have begun to slash airfares from Lagos to Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Ilorin, and Owerri.
A Nigerian start-up carrier, Green Africa Airways which recently launched its entry into the Nigerian aviation sector on Tuesday began sales of tickets for travellers to reserve a seat on its fleet.
Green Africa had earlier unveiled an initial route network on which to commence operations. The network focuses on its Lagos base and comprises six domestic destinations, including Abuja, Port Harcourt, Akure, Ilorin, Enugu, and Owerri.
The airline noted that operations will be scaled up as it receives more aircraft in the coming months and over the year.
Although ticket sales have begun, the airline will commence flight operation to various local destinations from June 24.
The airline’s recently tweeted that flight fees for Lagos and Abuja and vice-versa for the year is between N16,500 and N23,000.
You can now book your flights on https://t.co/C0ZqHgpE3j for as low as N16,500!
As a member of the gFlyer Community, you even get to pay less by applying your unique code!#CloserToYourDreams #goGreen2021 pic.twitter.com/c9sqI4V4aX
— Green Africa (@greenafrica) May 25, 2021
This is lower when compared to current prices charged by other airlines operating in the country.
In April, the airline took delivery of two ATR 72-600s registered 5N-GAA and 5N-GAE.
Both aircraft which were received at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos has a capacity of 70 passengers in an all-economy, 2-2 layout.
Air Peace Joins In The Moving Train
In the same vein, Air Peace Airline, which is the acclaimed biggest airline in the country, has also reduced its fares across some destinations like Ilorin, and Abuja, just to mention a few.
For instance, the airline slashed the airfare from Lagos to Ilorin (flight operations to Ilorin are slated to commence in June 2021) from N52,500, which some airlines charged last month, to N32,700.
Also, the fare from Lagos to Abuja has dropped from N60,000 (in April) to between N23,000 and N29,000.
The spokesperson of the airline, Stanley Olisa, said that the airline is set to “kick-off daily Abuja-Ilorin-Abuja and Lagos-Ilorin-Lagos flights on June 17, 2021.
The new route further exemplifies the airline’s unwavering determination to interconnect various cities across Nigeria while filling the gaps in Nigeria’s air travel connectivity. The flying public can start booking on our website and mobile app.”