Coronavirus: The impact on Nigeria's airlines

COVID-19: The impact on Nigeria’s airlines

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:39 am

Travelling between two factors in Nigeria can be time-consuming, so many human beings opt for air travel.

It takes an hour to fly between Lagos, the industrial district, to Abuja, the federal capital, whilst the equal trip would take over 10 hours by means of road.

The reopening of airports and the reinstatement of flights has come as a large remedy for many, however flight cancellations have had a huge economic affect on the industry.

According to Captain Musa Nuhu, Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the pandemic has price the airline enterprise nearly $1bn (£766m), whilst the loss to Nigeria’s financial system is $800bn.