Airfares on domestic routes have increased as a result of the ongoing protests against police brutality in the country.

The increase in the price regime was reflected by several carriers on weekend flights for one-way trips from Lagos to Abuja The Punch reports.

Before this development, the cost of flights ranged from N27,000 to N38,000 depending on the class of ticket purchased.

According to sources, Arik Air recorded N43, 944 for economy and N99,176 for business class tickets on Sunday.

Passengers were expected to cough out between N34,310 and N87,812 for flexible economy and business class respectively for Aero contractors.

As for Dana Air prices ranged for N36,000 to N42,300 for economy Saver while Economy Flexible stood at 47,000.

Prices on Air Peace ranged from N38,800 to N60,000 for economy flexi while it recorded N80,000 for business for flights on October Sunday.

In reaction to the sudden increase in the fares, a potential passenger who identified himself simply as Wilson who sought a flight to Abuja said that the increase in airfares would make him settle for a bus instead.