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NCAA Seeks Unremitted Funds From Nigerian Airlines

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Posted: Apr 21, 2016 at 6:47 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has called on all airlines in the country to pay up all debts to the agency.

The NCAA made the declaration Thursday through Capt. Muhtar Usman, Director General, during an audience with airline operators on unremitted five per cent ticket, cargo and charter sales charges (TSA/TCA) in Lagos.

The NCAA boss explained that the five per cent TSA/TCA collected at source from the air passengers by the airlines was on behalf of the federal government, to enable all aviation agencies carry out their responsibilities of providing safe, secure and efficient service.

“The airlines must desist from using these funds ‘held in trust’.

“Henceforth, the five per cent ticket/cargo/sales charges must be on gross ticket excluding VAT and passenger service charge only.

“All airlines must provide to the NCAA the breakdown of the recently introduced taxes plus fees component on all passenger tickets, which include the amount due to each government agency.

“These include, the FAAN-Passenger Service Charge, the Federal Inland Revenue Services, five per cent VAT and the NCAA’s five per cent TSC,” he said.

Usman said henceforth, any add-on charge, surcharge such as fuel surcharges or any other miscellaneous fees on passenger ticket must be approved before applying these charges on passenger tickets.

The operators, in their reaction, asked for adjournment till April 27 to enable the airlines hold further consultations on the timeline and its implementation.

In attendance were top officials from Dana Airlines, Azman Airlines, Medview Airlines, Chanchangi, and Overland Airways.