IATA Warns Nigeria as Airlines Trapped Funds Hit $802m

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The International Air Transport Association, a trade organization for international airlines headquartered in Switzerland, recently released data showing that the total amount of foreign airlines’ trapped funds in Nigeria has increased to $802 million.

IATA consequently alerted the Nigerian government that the circumstance might impede air connectivity, economic expansion, and the rise of the nation’s aviation industry.

The customer experience is impacted by infrastructure limitations, high costs, poor connectivity, regulatory barriers, a delayed uptake of international standards, and a skills shortage, all of which have an impact on the viability and sustainability of African airlines.

The association reported that for the fiscal years 2020–2022, carriers on the region lost a total of $3.5 billion. IATA’s dedication to assisting aviation on the continent is reaffirmed by the Focus Africa project.


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