The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) denied yesterday that charges payable by stakeholders in the sector would be increased.
FAAN specifically denied that it had raised the landing and parking fees paid by foreign and domestic airlines.
According to the Daily Trust, there has been a concern in the aviation industry about an alleged increase in charges by industry service providers.
Capt. Nuhu called the reports “completely and outright false,” claiming that the NCAA couldn’t raise fees without input from stakeholders.
He stated, “As NCAA’s DG, I am not aware of any charge increase and have not authorized any increase. Misinformation is causing a slew of issues. The truth is that the NCAA raised its fees for the first time ten years ago.
“If we charged N5,000 about ten years ago and we still do, you can calculate the inflationary pressures. We are not recouping our expenses. We provide services and subsidize them.
“We understand the industry’s current challenges, but going forward, we must sit down and review it because the NCAA receives no federal funding. All of our revenues are generated internally, and we rely on them to provide the necessary services for the public’s safety, security, and efficient service delivery.”
The FAAN MD, for his part, stated that the last time the authority raised landing and parking fees were in 2002 for foreign airlines and in 2012 for domestic airlines.
“The media report that FAAN increased landing and parking across Nigeria is incorrect and misleading,” he said. FAAN has not raised landing and parking fees for international operators since 2002.
“FAAN last reviewed domestic landing and parking fees in 2012, when tickets were sold for N6,000, and now they are sold for much more.” There are numerous reasons for FAAN to raise the fees, but we have not.http://www.cliqjets.com/blog