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Frustration, Anger As Passengers Block Abuja Airport Over Flight Delays


The newspaper gathered that passengers of an airline due for flight at 7 p.m. on Sunday were still at the terminal as of 8.36 am on Monday without explanation from the management.
A passenger said:
They already had delayed it from 7 to 9 pm yesterday. From 9:45 yesterday till now…”
Airline operators cancel nationwide shutdown, flights resume Meanwhile, the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) had suspended the decision to cripple the aviation sector on Monday. President of the AON, Alhaji Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina, who announced this said the decision was taken after deliberations with the federal government.
The development came after no fewer than six airlines backed out of the planned shutdown. The statement read:

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The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) wishes to inform the general public that further to numerous calls from the highest echelons in government with promises to urgently intervene in the crises being faced by airlines due to the astronomic and continuously rising cost of JetA1, that the AON has acceded to requests to withdraw the action for the time being while we allow for a fresh round of dialogue with government in the hope of reaching an amicable solution.”
Domestic airlines increase flight tickets by 100% days after trading words with NASS on increasing delays Recall that airfares across Nigeria were increased by as much as 100%, checks on airlines’ websites gathered. Ticket fares to cities like Port Harcourt, Ilorin, and northern states like Kebbi, Borno, Adamawa, and Kano were increased by as much as 100%.

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News Source : legit.ng

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