According to feelers from the aviation industry, air operators in Nigeria have not remitted over N10bn being five per cent Ticket Sale Charge (TSC) and Cargo Sale Charge to the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA.
A source at the meeting held last week between the NCAA management and the airline operators, told Daily Trust that the meeting was a platform for the stakeholders to reconcile the unremitted charges which have accumulated to over N10bn.
The five per cent ticket sale charge or cargo sale charge which is collected by the airlines on behalf of NCAA has been built into ticket fares. The money is meant to be shared among aviation agencies in the country including FAAN, NAMA, AIB and NIMET.
However, the aviation authority confirmed that the airline operators led by the chairman of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), Capt. Noggie Meggison, pledged at the meeting to liquidate the debt in no distant time.
Director General, Capt. Muhtar Usman who presided over the meeting enjoined the airlines to comply as agreed because the charges are sacrosanct to enable the authority and other benefiting agencies effectively carry out their statutory responsibilities.