Turkish Airlines has commenced issuing tickets in US Dollars and no more in Nigeria’s local currency, Naira,
This was contained in a message the airline sent to its partners on Thursday.
The airline’s message to its partners reads;
“Dear Business Partner, Kindly be informed that as of today:
“ONLY C AND Y FARE CLASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON GDSs FOR SALE IN NIGERIA. UNUSED TICKETS WILL BE UPGRADED TO Y OR C CLASS FOR VOLUNTARY REISSUE CASES, FARE AND TAX DIFFERENCE SHALL BE COLLECTED FOR INBOUND OR OUTBOUND TRAVEL
“MULTI CITY ROUTES WILL NOT BE COMBINED WITH FARES. ALL FARE CLASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON TURKISH AIRLINES OFFICIAL WEBSITE AND MOBILE APP.
“Please kindly inform your subagents, members of staff and your clients accordingly.”
This means that passengers will now purchase ticket in dollars and can no longer purchase Turkish Airlines tickets in naira.
This comes as the country continues to grapple with Fx shortage amid high demand.
INVESTOGIST reported earlier that Emirates Airlines on Thursday announced that it is suspending all its flights to and from Nigeria starting September 1, 2022 over lack of progress in the airline’s efforts to repatriate its trapped ticket sales of up to $85 million in Nigeria.
Naira traded at N679.5/$1 in the early hours of Thursday, 18th August 2022 at the peer-to-peer FX market, a 0.13% appreciation against the US dollar compared to N680.4/$1 on Wednesday.
Ifunanya Ikueze is an Engineer, Safety Professional, Writer, Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator.