As more young Nigerians pursue their dreams abroad, international airlines, travel agencies realized a whopping $1.1 billion from ticket sales in 2022.
Bankole Bernard, chairman of the Airlines and Passengers’ Joint Committee (APJC) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) who disclosed the ticket sales said the foreign airlines were making good money from Nigeria, even though the trapped fund’s challenges still persist.
He added that in the whole of Africa, ticket sales from Nigeria are still the highest.
“The airlines have sold more. In the whole of Africa, Nigeria sales is still the highest. We have done over $1.1billion in 2022. We are doing very well more than our contemporaries.
Read also:JAPA: Reps seek mandatory five-year national service for doctors before migration
“We are a good market and a market that any airline would want to come into. Nobody will talk about the good side of this market. Nigerians are still travelling. The only thing is that travel agents are losing business to outside the country. Most of us are buying tickets from other travel agencies from around the world,” he said.
In recent years there has been a growing trend in Nigeria of young people pursuing their dreams abroad, a phenomenon commonly referred to as “Japa”.
This trend has been fueled by a lack of opportunities and an unstable economic and political climate in the country
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.