(Source: Ventures Africa)
Private jet owners and operators in Nigeria are now going to pay luxury tax ranging from $3,000 to $4,000 depending on the country of registration. The luxury tax will be paid after every flight made within the country.
This new directive was contained in a memo issued on the 28th of August titled Order charging certain fees on operations in general aviation’. The memo was signed by the NCAA (Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority)’s Director-General, Captain Fola Akinkuotu.
According to the memo, private jets registered in Nigeria will pay the sum of $3,000 (N280,000) for every departure, while those registered in a foreign country would pay $4,000 (N640,000).
Meanwhile, operators of private jets have started complaining that the fees are illegal and because of that, they will not pay them.