Fuel scarcity: Airline operators announce impending disruption in flights

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The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has announced that flights will be disrupted over the scarcity of aviation fuel.

Spokesman of the union identified as Prof Obiora in a statement on Monday said flights will be rescheduled or outrightly cancelled as a result of the scarcity.

“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 popularly known as Jet-Al,” the operators said.

“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.”

This is coming days after the government intervened to stop a shutdown of the industry over the high cost of aviation fuel.