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Average domestic airfare in Nigeria increased by 20.53% for single journeys from January 2023 to January 2024 – NBS 

Domestic flight prices in Nigeria witnessed a 20.53% increase from January 2023 to January 2024, pushing the average fare for a single journey on selected routes to N89,975.68, an increase from N74,648.65 the year before.  

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Transport Fare Watch report for January 2024 provides this insight. 

 Additionally, the NBS report indicates a 5% increase in average airfares between December 2023 and January 2024, with fares rising from N85,692.12 to the new rate in January 2024. In air travel, the average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey was N89,975.68 in January 2024,  

In January 2024, Rivers State led the rankings for the highest average airfare prices in Nigeria, with tickets costing N100,500 on average. Lagos State closely followed with an average fare of N100,000, and Oyo State was third at N97,600.  

Other states with notably high average fares included Akwa Ibom at N94,500, Enugu at N96,000, Osun at N96,500, and Yobe at N95,000, all exceeding the N90,000 mark. 

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the most affordable average airfare prices were observed in Abia State at N73,000, Plateau and the Federal Capital Territory each at N80,500, and Niger State, also at N80,500, marking them as the states with the lowest airfare costs for the same period. 

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