Air passengers face flight cancellations, delays

Air passengers face flight cancellations, delays

Short supply of aviation fuel has hit the Nigerian aviation sector, signaling an era of possible flight delays, cancellations or even a further hike in airfare.

Read also: FEMI OTEDOLA BLAMES AIR CRASHES ON BAD AVIATION FUEL

As a result of the emerging development, Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest airline has alerted air travelers of severe aviation fuel (JET A1) scarcity.

The horrible situation reared head few days ago and has continued unabated, as oil marketers started rationing JET A1 supply to airlines, stating limited stock at the depots.

The situation is critical in Lagos and Abuja, the operational hubs of Arik Air and the airline has warned, through its spokesperson, Banji Ola, that if the situation is not addressed as a priority by the marketers, more flights could be delayed or cancelled.

Arik Air, the largest consumer of aviation fuel in Nigeria operates more than 120 daily flights and its daily fuel requirement is about 500,000 liters.

This means that Arik Air will be most affected by the scarcity and delay in marketers to source and deliver fuel to the airlines.

The airline has therefore appealed for the understanding of passengers as it grapples with the JET A1 scarcity.
“Where flights are likely to be delayed, the airline will notify passengers through SMS. In case of flight being cancelled due to limited supply of fuel by marketers, passengers will be accommodated on first available alternative flight at no cost,” Ola promised.

By Gboyega Adeoye


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