BREAKING: Airline operators to cancel, reschedule flights as fuel scarcity worsens


The Airline Operators of Nigeria have informed travelers to be prepared for imminent disruption of scheduled flight operations over the scarcity of aviation fuel.

The development was contained in a statement titled, ‘Public notice: Disruptions in flight operations’, on Monday.

In the statement signed by AON’s spokesperson, Prof. Obiora Spokesman, the operators lamented that aviation fuel scarcity would lead to flight rescheduling and cancellations.

They, however, appealed to the flying public to reason with them, adding that they would do everything humanly possible to address the problem.

The notice read, “The Airline Operators of Nigeria wish to alert the public of impending disruptions to scheduled flight operations of members of the association. This development is being forced on members by the growing scarcity of aviation fuel popular as Jet-Al.

“The scarcity is impacting negatively on the seamless conduct of air transport operations and would lead to flight rescheduling, and, or, cancellations.

“However, the association and its members are working very hard, and in alliance with product marketers, government and relevant stakeholders, to ensure availability and proper pricing of aviation fuel in the country.

“While pleading the understanding of the flying public in the face of this reality, we also promise to do all that is necessary, and within our powers, to restore normal flight schedules as soon as possible.”


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