The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has attributed the increase in air fares to the astronomical cost of aviation fuel which it has said had adversely affected airline operators worldwide.
The organisation however said despite the challenges that ithas not increased its charges across the airports.
The organisation made this known in view of the rumour thatit had increased its charges.
A statement issued by the spokesperson of FAAN, Mrs Faithful Hope-Ivbaze and made available to aviation journalists declared, “The charges being collected by FAAN are statutory, and therefore, cannot be increased without the knowledge of our esteemed passengers and other airport users.
“We are mindful of the challenges of our esteemed passengersand other airport users as a result of the in crease 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 thechallenges facing it are resolved.”