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Airfares rises by 97% within one year – NBS

National Bureau of Statistics NBS, says the average cost of airplane tickets in Nigeria rose from N37,022.97 in November 2021 to N73,267.57 in November 2022.

A recent data released on Monday by the NBS, shows an increase of 97.09 per cent.

According to the NBS’ Transport Fare Watch report for November 2022, the report shows that the average price of a single flight ticket increased by 0.09 per cent, from N73,198.65 in October to N73,267.57 in November, 2022.

The NBS report States that “In air travels fare, the average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey, increased by 0.09 per cent on a month-on-month from N73,198.65 in October 2022 to N73,267.57 in November 2022 and on a year-on-year, the fare rose by 97.90 per cent from N37,022.97 in November 2021.”

The report shows the states with the highest average prices of airplane tickets on a single journey, which includes; Taraba (N77,100), Delta (N76,500), Bayelsa and Oyo with N76,100 each.

While the states with the lowest prices were Niger (N67,100), Gombe (N70,000) and Nasarawa (N70,100).

The report also reveals that the average fare paid by commuters for bus journeys within the city per drop increased by 0.12 per cent in November 2022 on a month-on-month from N636.30 in October 2022 to N637.10.

According to the NBS, on a year-on-year basis, the average fare paid by commuters for bus journeys within the city per drop rose by 42.69 per cent from N446.50 recorded in November 2021, also the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity per drop rose to N3,848.48 in November 2022.

This was an increase of 0.07 per cent on a month-on-month compared to the value of N3,845.81 in October 2022.

Meanwhile the NBS states that on a year-on-year basis, the fares rose by 45.53 per cent from N2,644.50 in November 2021.

Writing by Julian Osamoto; editing by Editing by Adeniyi Bakare