Lagos to London price ticket now 5 million naira .
In the next days, it’s anticipated that international airfares will continue to rise, particularly to destinations in Europe.
This comes after the country’s coup leader on Sunday, August 6, 2023, shut down the Nigerien airspace.
In response to threats from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which demanded that President Mohamed Bazoum be reinstalled or face military action, Homeland (CNSP) declared the closing of the Niger Republic’s airspace.
The additional hours likely to be spent on flights being diverted to Europe as a result of the shutdown signal that the rise is only a matter of time, even though WOTHAPPEN‘s checks of some of the notable airlines’ booking systems reveal that there hasn’t yet been an adjustment.
According to DailyTrust, planes from Nigeria to London, Spain, Ireland, France, and other European nations frequently take the Nigerien airspace via Niamey.
the cost of airline tickets
Nigerians already pay more than N1 million to travel to Europe, Asia, and the US due to the present exchange rate, and it is now anticipated to get even more expensive.
For instance, research indicates that with the current currency rate of N774.78/$, a one-way ticket on Virgin Atlantic from Lagos to London will cost as little as $3,128.30 (N2.42 million) and as much as $7,578.20 (N5.87 million).
The cost of a one-way ticket with British Airways ranges from $2,367 (N1.83 million) to $8,596 (N6.6 million).
Considering the evolution Leading businessman, investment banker, and economist Atedo Peterside tweeted:
“The closure of Niger Republic airspace will increase the cost of flights from Nigeria to Europe.
If Burkina Faso and/or Mali join Niger in declining overflight rights to Nigerian bound aircraft, then inbound and outbound flights from Nigeria to Europe will become very expensive”