Domestic airlines operating under the auspices of the Airline Operators of Nigeria have alerted Nigerians to anticipated delays in regularly scheduled aircraft operations caused by a JETA1 (aviation fuel) shortage.
The AON said that the shortage would compel airlines to reschedule flights, which could result in certain operations being delayed or canceled. The statement was signed by the AON’s spokesman, Prof. Obiora Okonkwo.
It said that the unanticipated development hurt airline operators and the industry, particularly during this period of high travel volume for the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations.”While we try our very best to handle the issue and maintain safe flight operations, we ask for the traveling public’s understanding in the case,” the airline operators said.
To lessen the stress it causes the traveling public, we also urge the relevant authorities, including product importers and marketers, to try their best to fix this unsightly issue.They reaffirmed their dedication to making sure that the nation has seamless services and safe air travel.
A few months ago, the domestic carrier experienced an aviation fuel shortage as a result of the product’s price increase from approximately N300 per liter to over N600 per liter.
There are worries that domestic carriers may stop operating due to a lack of aviation fuel, according to Kingsley Nwokeoma, President of the Association of Foreign Airlines and Representatives in Nigeria.