Airlines Operators of Nigeria (AON), the umbrella body of airlines in the country, has announced impending flight disruption over the scarcity of aviation fuel popularly known as Jet-Al.

This was announced in a statement by Obiora Okonkwo, spokesperson of the association, on Monday who said the development might lead to flight rescheduling or cancellation.

“The Airline Operators of Nigeria wish to alert the public of impending disruptions to scheduled flight operations of members of the association,” Mr Okonkwo announced. “This development is being forced on members by the growing scarcity of aviation fuel popular as Jet-Al.

“The scarcity is impacting negatively on the seamless conduct of air transport operations and would lead to flight rescheduling, and, or, cancellations.

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“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.

“While pleading the understanding of the flying public in the face of this reality, we also promise to do all that is necessary, and within our powers, to restore normal flight schedules as soon as possible,” reads the statement.

This is coming a week after the body threatened to shutdown flight operations in the country owing to the astronomical increase in price of the commodity.

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