Following the surge in the prices of aviation fuel, Jet A1, domestic airlines have decided to circumvent less-viable routes.
The affected routes include, Sokoto, Katsina, Yenogoa, Kebbi,Gombe, Yola, Maiduguri, Bauchi, Ilorin, Jos, Ibadan, Clabar and Akure.
The development followed the suspension of flights operations by Nigeria’s oldest airline, Aero Contrators, on Wednesday over high rise in aviation fuel price, inflation and forex scarcity.
Some operators under the umbrella of the Airline Operators of Nigeria have predicted that some airline operators might collapse due to the above-mentioned factors.
The prices of Jet A1 however varies in some states. While Lagos sells for N822/litre, in Abuja it sells at N859/litre. In Port Harcourt, Yola and Maiduguri, it sells for N852/litre, N890/litre and N892/litre respectively.
Operators have however expressed that the increase in the price of jetA1 has affected the profitability of the airline business.