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Flights cancelled over aviation fuel scarcity

05 May 2015, 14:08

Lagos - Many domestic flights to different destinations across the country were cancelled as a result of the scarcity of aviation fuel, Punch reports.

Hundreds of passengers were stranded at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Saturday and Sunday as the scarcity of aviation fuel led to the grounding of most flights.

While Arik Air had last week explained that it had to scale down its flights, Aero Contractors on Monday declared that it cancelled four flights as a result of the scarcity of aviation fuel, popularly known as Jet-A1.

Also read: Airlines to compensate passengers for cancelled flights

The domestic carrier said in a statement, “On Saturday, due to lack of aviation fuel in the country, Aero Contractors had to cancel some flights, namely, NG 129, 131 and 135, out of Lagos, and NG 134, out of Abuja.

The airline regretted the “unfortunate situation and inconveniences suffered” by its customers and urged those involved to contact it for refund or rebooking of flights at no extra charge.

Read more at Punch

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