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Scarcity Of Aviation Fuel Cripples Aero Contractor Operations

Aero Contractor says it will not be able to operate 80 per cent of its domestic flights in the meantime due to fuel scarcity

Anthony Awunor

Air passengers in the country may face more difficulties as most domestic airlines are finding it difficult to operate smoothly due to scarcity of aviation fuel otherwise known as Jet A1.

A domestic airline Aero Contractor said yesterday that the airline will not be able to operate 80% of its domestic flights in the meantime due to the general scarcity of aviation fuel (Jet A1) in the country.

In the last few weeks, the supply of aviation fuel has been very irregular, which has compelled the airline to cancel some flights.

The airline management in a press statement issued at the weekend said,: “We apologize to our esteemed customers for the inconvenience they may have been experiencing due to flight delays and cancellations caused by the scarcity of aviation fuel”.

“We urge our customers to always check our website at www.flyaero. com or contact the call centre agent on 016284140 to affirm if their scheduled flight will operate”.

“Aero regrets any inconvenience the changes will cause. All measures are being made to ameliorate the situation and revert to her regular flight schedule. We hope that the situation improves very soon”, the statement concluded.

Since last week, most airline passengers have been facing untold hardship due to either flight delays or outright cancellations, arising from fuel scarcity at the local wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport MMA2, Lagos.

At the departure terminal Thursday air travelers were seen in small crowds, murmuring about their flight delays by one airline or the other.

When The Union arrived at the airport terminal, airline workers were seen appealing to passengers to bear with them claiming that the cause of delay was due scarcity of aviation fuel.

Due to the flight delays, several passengers who came to the airport very early Thursday could not travel as scheduled.

The Union reports that no flight was ready for take-off as at 6.a.m as many airlines were yet to get ready for flights just as they were complaining of dearth of aviation fuel.

As at 9:30am Dana and Med-view airlines have rescheduled their early morning flights that were billed to take-off by 8am.

Travelers were equally seen sitting helplessly in the overcrowded departure terminal.

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