Domestic airlines in the country have continuously breached the deadlines given to them by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to automate their payment of the Ticket Sales Charges (TSC) and Cargo Sales Charges (CSC) to aviation agencies.
The automation system was recently introduced by the government to ensure transparency, accurate billing and prompt payments of charges due from the Airlines to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in line with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCARs) 2015, Vol.2, Part 18.12.5
In a bid to put an end to airlines’ indebtedness to aviation agencies, the federal government over the years has been giving all airlines operating in the country timelines to automate their payment of charges to aviation agencies with little or no compliance by the operators.
For that, the payment automation system has been characterised by series of shifts and postponements. First, it was the January 1, 2017 deadline given to the airlines in December last year. As at January this year, no airline, except one complied, necessitating the regulatory agency to fix a new deadline for February 28, 2017. With some weeks to the new deadline.