Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fuel Scarcity: Airlines cancel domestic flights


Due to the near total scarcity of aviation fuel to run the aircraft of the various domestic carriers, thousands of air travellers were left stranded across airports in Nigeria on Saturday.
It was gathered that the two largest domestic carriers in Nigeria, Arik Air and Aero Contractors, cancelled all their flights in Nigeria as a result of the scarcity of JetA1, otherwise known as aviation fuel.             
At the Abuja airport, many passengers, who arrived the Abuja airport with the intention of travelling out of the city, had their flights cancelled.
Frustrated by the development, many of them left the airport in anger.
“Surely, Buhari has loads of work to do because this country is almost drowning economically and otherwise, especially when both Nigerian citizens and foreigners are trapped in one location due fuel or JetA1 scarcity,” were the words of a visibly angry traveller at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, who gave his name as Dr. Gandi Bello.
Tanker drivers bring JetA1 to a designated station for airlines for collection. The strike has made it impossible to get the product at the designated collection outlet.
Spokespersons of Arik and Aero said that the fuel scarcity would not have affected the airlines if the country had pipelines which deliver JetA1 to airports, as is obtainable in other climes.
Banji Ola of Arik Air, said the airline cancelled its domestic flights nationwide, but was still operating international flights.

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