Airline operators in the country have said there will be disruption of scheduled flights as the scarcity of aviation fuel (Jet A1) is yet to abate.
Chairman of United Airlines and spokesperson of the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), Obiora Okonkwo, in a statement on Monday, said that the scarcity of aviation fuel is impacting negatively on the seamless conduct of air transport operations and would lead to flight rescheduling, and, or, cancellations.
“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,” the statement read.
The association called for the understanding of the flying public in the face of the reality, and “also promise to do all that is necessary, and within our powers, to restore normal flight schedules as soon as possible.”