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Airline operators announce flight disruption over scarcity of aviation fuel

The Airlines Operators of Nigeria (AON) have told Nigerians to be prepared for flight disruption due to a growing scarcity of aviation fuel (Jet-A1).

Obiora Okonkwo, Chairman of United Nigeria airline and spokesperson of AON, said this in a public notice issued on Monday May 16.

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

The statement 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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