British Airways and Virgin Atlantic exploit Nigerians with price Fixing
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has accused the British Airways of colluding with Virgin Atlantic to exploit Nigerians by engaging in price-fixing.
The Director-General, NCAA, Dr. Harold Demuren, told the Senate Public Hearing on Aviation on Monday that “BA and VAA coordinated and cooperated in fixing, periodically raising and maintaining the Passenger Fuel Surcharge with respect to travel including to and from Nigeria.”
He said the conduct of both foreign airlines was an unfair method of competition, adding that PFS was deceptive and misleading in the manner it was implemented.
Demuren said, “The PFS, having been discovered not to be what BA and VAA portrayed it to be, was a special device that deprived the Federal Government of legitimate revenue that should have been derived from the statutory five per cent of the Ticket Sales Charge.