The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) have informed passengers that they may experience flight disruptions due to the prolonged scarcity of aviation fuel.
In February, the operators had lamented that the price of aviation fuel, also known as Jet A1, had increased to over N400 per litre. The scarcity has forced the price to increase to N600 now.
In a statement on Wednesday March 9, Air Peace said fuel scarcity is affecting its operations.
“Air Peace and other Nigerian airlines have, for a while now, been facing the challenge of jet fuel scarcity. We have pushed so far to minimize the effect of the situation on our esteemed passengers’ travel plans till date.
But unfortunately, the fuel scarcity is starting to seriously impact our operations as we are likely going to experience flight disruptions today and in the coming days until the situation abates.”
In a related development, Ibom air, another domestic carrier, complained about the scarcity of aviation fuel and its effects on its operations.
“We have encountered a situation today where aviation fuel is scarce & therefore unavailable at almost all our flight destinations. This has significantly impacted our flight schedule today and may do the same tomorrow. We sincerely apologize to all our passengers affected by the current situation.”he said
Ark Air also stated that fuel scarcity is affecting is having a serious impact on its operations.