Enterprise Television- Fifteen New Airlines Seek Operation
About fifteen new private and commercial airlines have applied for operating permits as the demand for air travel steadily rises in the country.
The spokesman of the apex regulatory body, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Sam Adurogboye, says the applications were being considered and as many airlines that met the laid down conditions would be granted permits to operate in Nigeria.
According to Adurogboye, the development is an indication of growth and progress in the sector.The Guardian’s investigation revealed increase in demand for air travel as airlines are either increasing frequencies or deploying bigger aircraft on routes they had considered closing months back.
While frequent fliers are enjoying the comfort of state-of-the-art airplanes, new destinations are also opening on both local and international routes nationwide. These indicators apparently align with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)’s year-on-year growth projection for air travel sector, recently put at 12.08%.