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Airlines Fail To Sign Agreement To Lift 2023 Hajj Pilgrims

Local Airlines selected to airlift Nigerian pilgrims for the 2023 hajj have refused to sign a letter of agreement with the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) due to the Sudan crises.

The representatives of the airlines include Air peace, Azman Air, Max Air and Aero Contractors.

The signing of the airlift agreement, which was supposed to hold today, was postponed till Tuesday next week as the airlines requested consultations from their superiors.

However, Fly Nas, the only foreign airline among them, signed the agreement because it was given over 28,000 pilgrims, or 40% of the pilgrims, to carry.

According to the Daily Trust, sub-Saharan pilgrims would be impacted by the Sudan airspace closure because of the country's short flight to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

The preliminary agreements between NAHCON and the airlines make it expensive and necessitate a reconsideration of the pilgrims' price to choose a different route.

The NAHCON set the lowest fare for the exercise at N2.88 million and the highest amount at N2.9 million, which was later raised to N3.2 million.

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