The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has increased passenger service charges from N1000 to N2000 with effect from September 1 as a result of the harsh economic realities owing to the COVID -19 pandemic.

While briefing reporters in Abuja on Thursday, the Managing Director of the Authority, Rabiu Yadudu, stated that airport management is a huge capital investment, whereas the FAAN has seen a shortfall of 90 per cent in revenue generation.

Concerning the international flights’ resumption, Yadudu pointed out that only airlines that are ready for the operation will resume as some went bankrupt owing to the harsh economic crisis caused by the pandemic.