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Airlines Warn Aviation Fuel Scarcity may Lead to Flight Cancellations

ByJustice Godfrey Okamgba

Jul 22, 2022

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) on Friday said the nation’s aviation sector has been hit by a major crisis, which will prompt nationwide flight disruptions and cancellations.

According to the statement signed by the spokesman of the AON, Prof. Obiora Okonkwo, and titled, ‘Public Notification on Acute Shortage of Aviation Fuel and Flight Disruption’, a copy of which was made available to TechEconomy.

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The statement reads: “This is to notify the members of the public, especially, consumers of air transport services in the country, that the aviation sector has been hit by a major crisis with the acute scarcity of aviation fuel otherwise known as Jet-A1.

”For this reason, there will be major disruptions in scheduled flight operations including cancellations and unnecessary delays across all airports in the country.

“This is a foreseen but unintended consequence of aviation fuel scarcity in the country.

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

“AON is committed to rendering seamless and uninterrupted air transport service across the country.”


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