Flight disruptions loom as aviation fuel scarcity worsens

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Lagos, Dec. 21, 2021 – the Airline Operators of Nigeria have warned Nigerians of impending disruptions in their scheduled flight operations due to the scarcity of aviation fuel otherwise known as JETA1.

Prof Obiora Okonkwo, the Spokesman of AON, who said this in a statement, said the scarcity might force airlines to reschedule flights leading to late operations and cancellations in some cases.

He said the unexpected development was a dent in airline operators and the industry, especially at this time of mass movement of people for the Christmas and New Year festivities.

“While we do our utmost best to manage the situation and ensure safe flight operations, we plead for the understanding of the travelling public in the circumstance.

“We also call on the concerned authorities, including product importers and marketers, to do their best to resolve this ugly situation so as to ease the stress it brings on the travelling public,”

The association reiterated its commitment to ensuring seamless services and safe air travel in the country.

Aviation fuel scarcity started hitting the domestic carriers some months ago when the price of the product rose from about N300 per litre to over N600 per litre. (GBN)

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