Abuja - Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi
Sirika, has warned local airlines against violating travellers’ rights through
arbitrary increase of fares during Easter.
Sirika said the warning became necessary in view of some of
the airlines’ penchant for unwarranted inflation of fares during festive
seasons, thereby causing untold hardship for air travellers.
“Rather than cause problems for the travelling public, the
airlines should devise better means of improving their services in terms of
customer comfort, safe and timely flights, more effective information
dissemination and network expansion,” said Sirika.
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He has also assured Nigerians of the preparedness of all aviation
agencies to ensure safety and security of passengers during the period and
The minister said the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria,
in conjunction with the Nigeria Police had deployed sniffer dogs at the
airports to complement the regular aviation security set-up.
Sirika has also directed the Nigerian Civil Aviation
Authority to closely monitor the activities of the airlines to ensure strict
compliance with all operational rules and guidelines in order to protect
travellers against operational misconduct.
- CAJ News