17-Jan-2011 1:35 PM

Nigerian Government called on to fix fare hike

Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) summoned Nigerian carriers for an emergency meeting on 10-Jan-2011 and 11-Jan-2011 to deliberate on the 10% increase on aviation fuel (All Africa, 14-Jan-2011). A 20% increase in fare prices has been implemented to offset the fuel hike. National President of the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), Balami David called on the Federal Government to intervene and stop the increase to "forestall the collapse of airlines".