Airline operators make u-turn on planned flights suspension

"We have also reached this decision with the highest consideration for our esteemed customers who have been faced with uncertainty over the last few days..."
Airline operators make u-turn on planned flights suspension

The Airline Operators of Nigeria has made a U-turn on its initial plan to suspend flight operations nationwide.

According to a statement signed by AON's President, Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina, on Sunday, the planned suspension will no longer hold.

AON revealed that the body agreed to continue flights operation after “numerous calls from the highest echelons in government with promises to urgently intervene in the crises being faced by airlines due to the astronomic and continuously rising cost of JetA1.”

However, the body noted that the withdrawal of its planned suspension of flights is “for the time being while we allow for a fresh round of dialogue with the government in the hope of reaching an amicable solution.

“We have also reached this decision with the highest consideration for our esteemed customers who have been faced with uncertainty over the last few days and to enable them to have access to travel to their various destinations for the time being during the period of discussions with relevant authorities.

“In view of the above and in the interest of national economy and security considerations, AON hereby wishes to notify the general public that the earlier announced shutdown of operations on May 9, 2022, is hereby suspended in good fate pending the outcome of hopefully fruitful engagement with government.”

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