Fare affordability
Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, with KLM-Air France, Country Manager, Christine Quantin, at the Minister's office in Abuja

Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, emphasizes the need for fare affordability and equitable pricing in Nigeria’s aviation sector during discussions with Air France-KLM. He emphasizes Nigeria’s commitment to fostering partnerships in the travel industry. 

In a statement signed by the Minister’s SA Media and Communications, Mr. Tunde Moshood, Keyamo, urges the airline to offer lower-priced tickets to enable fare affordability.

KLM-Air France team, led by Country Manager, Christine Quantin, Key Account Manager, Commercial Division, Antonia Kenosa Umunna and Deputy Station Manager, Damilola Ogunseye visited at the weekend. The minister sought for fare parity in line with what obtains across the neighboring regions.

Furthermore, he reiterated Nigeria’s commitment to fostering partnerships within the travel industry.  He emphasized the government’s open-door policy and willingness to collaborate with airlines to enhance travel accessibility and affordability.

On its part, the airline announced the launch of its new Airbus A330/A350 aircraft, with plans to deploy it on routes within Nigeria. It says the initiative aligns with KLM-Air France’s goal of providing Nigerian travelers with superior journey experience.

The team also 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.

Moreover, Air France-KLM commended the Minister for his intervention and successful facilitation of fund repatriation. 

According to the Minister, the courtesy visit exemplifies the mutual commitment to advancing the aviation sector in Nigeria and lays the groundwork for future collaborations.



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