Nigerian carriers, Aero Contractors and Arik Air, have introduced promo fares to encourage Nigerians who wish to travel to vote in the 2019 general elections.
The airlines made the announcement in statements issued by their spokespersons in Lagos on Monday.
Chika Ubendu, spokesperson for Aero Contractors, said the airline embarked on the promo as its own contribution to ensure that Nigerians to travel to where they can cast their votes.
According to him, Aero has reduced its fares by about 50 per cent, to support Nigerians to travel without spending so much.
Ubendu said effective February 18, Aero would begin the sale of tickets from N16,000 for travels between February 21-25, on all her routes.
Similarly, Arik Air’s spokesperson, Adebanji Ola, said the N16, 000 “Fly to Vote promotion” was meant to encourage Nigerians to travel to their respective wards to cast their votes during the elections.
“The N16, 000 promotional fare is the one-way ticket cost to any domestic destination on Arik Air’s network and customers must present a valid Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC) at the point of purchase and at check-in to be eligible to fly.
“The Fly to Vote promotion is available for sale from February 18 till March 11 for travel between February 21 and 26, as well as March 7 till March 12.
“We have put this promotional fare in place to ameliorate the effect of the postponement on the travelling public and encourage voter participation,” he stated.
The Presidential and National Assembly elections, which were postponed last weekend, will now hold on February 23, while the Governorship, States House of Assembly and the FCT area Council elections, scheduled for March 2, will now take place on March 9.