When A Roundtrip Flight Ticket From Lagos To New York Was ₦ 17K (Throwback Photo)
Today, we bring you the throwback picture of The Murtala Muhammed International Airport, when the cost of a roundtrip flight ticket from Lagos to New York City was ₦17,430.
With inflation, devaluation of the Naira and technological advancements, there’s been a significant increase in the cost of products and services across the board.
Below is the photo showing the cost of a roundtrip flight ticket from Lagos to New York City from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport.
Today, the average cost of traveling from Lagos to New York and back starts at about ₦400,000. This is about 23 times what it once was.
Nigeria Airways was a Nigerian national airline. It was founded in 1958 after the dissolution of West African Airways Corporation (WAAC).
It held the name WAAC Nigeria until 1971 when it was rebranded to the name Nigeria Airways.
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The government of Nigeria owned a majority of the airline (51%) until 1961 when it boosted its participation in the company to 100% and made it the country’s flag carrier.
At the time of dissolution, the airline’s headquarters were at Airways House in Abuja.
The airline ceased operations in 2003.