Nigerian airlines, through the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), have announced that there would be disruption of planned flights as a result of the growing scarcity of aviation fuel also known as Jet A1. This was made known on Monday by the spokesperson of AON, Prof Obiora Okonkwo in a statement titled ‘Public Notice: Disruptions In-Flight Operations’.
The statement reads, “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 fuels popular as Jet A1.
“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”.
AON also assured members of the public that it would restore normalcy to flight schedules as soon as possible.