The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has denied increasing its charges across the airports in the country.
FAAN was reacting to the rumours making the rounds that the increase in airfares was because it had increased its charges across all the airports.
In a statement issued on Monday by the Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, FAAN said despite the challenges facing airport users, it has not increased its charges.
It attributed the increase in airfares to the astronomical cost of aviation fuel which it said had adversely affected airline operators worldwide.
“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 passengers and other airport users as a result of the increase in airfares, hence the need not do so.
“However, the Federal Government and agencies within the aviation sector have intensified efforts to ensure that the challenges facing it are resolved,” the statement added.