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Aviation Minister asks Air France-KLM to offer low-priced fares to Nigerians

Festus Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, the Honourable Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, has urged  Air France-KLM airline to consider offering lower-priced ticket fares to ensure parity with fares in neighbouring regions.

Keyamo said this during a courtesy visit by France-KLM at his office.

Led by Christine Quantin, Country Manager; Antonia Kenosa Umunna, Key Account Manager; Damilola Ogunseye, Commercial Division; and Deputy Station Manager, the delegation expressed gratitude for the Minister’s support and discussed several key initiatives aimed at elevating aviation services in Nigeria.

The Minister reiterated Nigeria’s commitment to fostering partnerships within the travel industry, emphasizing the government’s open-door policy and willingness to collaborate with airlines to enhance travel accessibility and affordability for all Nigerians.

During the meeting, Air France-KLM expressed appreciation for the improved facilities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, particularly acknowledging the enhanced experience at Wing E. They also extended gratitude for the Minister’s leadership in fostering a smoother relationship between their team and various aviation regulatory agencies.

Highlighting their commitment to innovation and service excellence, Air France-KLM announced the launch of their new Airbus A330/A350 aircraft, emphasizing their dedication to deploying modern and improved aircraft services on routes within Nigeria. This initiative aligns with their overarching goal of providing Nigerian travellers with a superior journey experience.

Moreover, Air France-KLM commended the Minister for his intervention and successful facilitation of fund repatriation, showcasing the effectiveness of collaborative efforts in overcoming challenges within the aviation sector.

In response, Keyamo stressed the importance of equitable pricing for Nigerian travellers, urging the airline to consider offering lower-priced ticket fares to ensure parity with fares in neighbouring regions.