The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has expressed commitment to ensure operating airlines in the country are not overburdened by introduction or incremental charges.
The Agency said it is being guided by operational difficulties faced by airlines due to sharp rise in price of aviation fuel.
The FAAN, stated this while reacting to information published by a media organization erroneously pointing that it has effected a hike in its charges.
“The charges being collected by FAAN are statutory, and therefore cannot be increased without the knowledge of our esteemed passengers and other airport users.
“While it is true that the cost of aviation fuel has gone astronomically high and has adversely affected airline operators worldwide, culminating in an increase in ticket fares, we want to reiterate that FAAN has not increased its charges.
“We are mindful of the challenges of our esteemed passengers and other airport users as a result of the increase in airfares,hence the need not to do so.
“However,the Federal Government and agencies within the aviation sector have intensified efforts to ensure that the challenges facing it are resolved.” FAAN said.