Nigerian airlines suspend operations

Nigerian airlines, under the aegis of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), have announced there would be major flight disruptions, due to scarcity of aviation fuel (JET-A1).

Obiora Okonkwo, spokesperson, AON, said this in a statement released on Friday.

“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 the aviation fuel scarcity in the country.”

The AON calls for understanding of the travelling public while assuring “efforts are currently being made to address the development and restore normal flight operations”.

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