Airline Operators Call off Shutdown of Flights


The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), Sunday, called off its planned shutdown of flights initially billed for Monday, May 9. 

In a statement on Sunday, AON’’s President, Alhaji Abdulmunaf Sarina, stated, “AON wishes to inform the general public that further to numerous calls from the highest echelons in government with promises to urgently intervene in the crisis being faced by airlines due to the astronomic and continuously rising cost of JetA1, that AON has acceded to requests to withdraw the action for the time being while we allow for a fresh round of dialogue with government in the hope of reaching an amicable solution.”

According to Sarina, they have also reached this decision with the highest consideration for “Our esteemed customers who have been faced with uncertainty over the last few days.

Sarina added that it is also to enable their customers to have access to travel to their various destinations for the time being during the period of discussions with relevant authorities. 

The statement read thus, “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 hopeful fruitful engagement with government.” 

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