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Airline operators announce flight delays, cancellations

Airline Operators of Nigeria, AON, has alerted the flying public to expected delays and cancellations of flights due to a shortage of aviation fuel.

In a statement by its spokesman, Dr Obiora Okonkwo says, the aviation sector has been hit by a major crisis with the acute scarcity of aviation fuel otherwise known as Jet-A1 and to this end, there will be major disruptions in scheduled flight operations including cancellations and unnecessary delays across all airports in the country.

He described the development as foreseen but unintended consequence of the aviation fuel scarcity in the country.

“We, therefore, plead for the understanding of the travelling public to bear with our members as efforts are currently being made to address the development and restore normal flight operations”.

He assured that the AON is committed to rendering seamless and uninterrupted air transport service across the country.


Reporting by Nosa Aituamen; Abdullahi Lamino