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Aviation fuel scarcity: Airline Operators warn of flight rescheduling, cancellations

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Airline Operators in Nigeria (AON) have alerted air travelers to impending disruption of flights following shortage of aviation fuel.

According to the operators, the aviation fuel scarcity is already affecting their operations which will force flight rescheduling and cancellations.

AON’s spokesperson, Prof. Obiora Spokesman, disclosed on Monday in a statement.

“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,” he said.

Persecondnews recalls that the AON had suspended their planned strike scheduled for last week Monday following the federal government’s intervention which promised to dialogue with operators on the high cost of aviation fuel being sold for N700 per litre against the former price of N170 per litre.

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