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Expect Disruption in Flight Schedule-Airline Operators

By Nosa Aituamen

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) says, passengers should expect disruption in scheduled flight operation due to the scarcity of aviation fuel, popularly called JET-A1.

In a statement signed by its spokesman, Professor Obiora Okonkwo, the Jet A1 scarcity started again in the past few days.

He says, the scarcity will no doubt force airlines to reschedule flights leading to late operations and, or, cancellations.

According to Okonkwo, this unintended development is a pain on airline operators and a stain on the industry especially at this time of mass movement of people for the Christmas and New Year festivities.

He however assured that, members of the AON will do their utmost to manage the situation and ensure safe flight operations, while pleading the understanding of the traveling public in the circumstance.

The AON also called on the concerned authorities including product importers and marketers to do their best to resolve this ugly situation so as to ease the stress it brings on the travelling public.

The body added that, they remain committed to doing all that is necessary to ensure seamless services and safe air travels in the country.

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