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NCAA Makes N16bn From TSC In 8 Months

Foreign and domestic airlines have remitted about N16bn as ticket sale charge (TSC) in the last eight months, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has disclosed.

This comprises over $16.98million from international airlines and over N9.16billion from local carriers collected between January to August 2018 through the automation system introduced by the authority.

Director General of NCAA, Capt. Muktar Usman told newsmen in Lagos that air travel demand as projected by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) will continue to grow with more connectivity, adding that the second position of Africa in the region in the July 2018 passenger traffic of 6.8% increase can be surpassed with direct link in the continent.

Usman said: “There has always been that projection that aviation in Africa is growing and the rate of growth is one of the highest in the world. We lack that internal connectivity within the Africa region and once those sectors are developed you would see much more increase in the movements because for example, if you want to go to Niger as of today, you hardly have any direct link even though airlines have been designated.

“One of the ways of going there, is to go to Lome and then go to Niamey when from Abuja it shouldn’t be more than one hour, you spend a whole day…”

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