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Tension As Nigerian Airline Operators Announce Disruption Of Scheduled Flight | DETAILS


Tension As Nigerian Airline Operators Announce Disruption Of Scheduled Flight | DETAILS

Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), has warned of an impending disruption of scheduled flights owing to the lingered scarcity of aviation fuel, popularly known as Jet-A1.

Recall that the AON had proposed to embark on a nationwide shutdown two weeks ago, which was annulled.

All Facts Newspaper had reported that the House of Reps led by Femi Gbajabiamila, resolved the issue as it secured the commitment of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to, in the interim, make available 6 million litres of JetA1 (aviation fuel) available to the aviation fuel marketers chosen by the AOAN.

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A public notice issued on Monday by the AON spokesman/Chairman United Nigeria Airline, Mr. Obiora Okonkwo, says the Airlines are forced to either cancel or reschedule flights due to the hard hit of fuel scarcity in the sector.

It however assured that the operators are working hard to ensure that there is proper pricing of aviation fuel in Nigeria.

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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 statement reads.


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

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“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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