Domestic airlines record 8173 flight delays in 3 months

Domestic airlines record 8173 flight delays in 3 months

- Domestic airlines in Nigeria have recorded 8,173 cases of delayed flights between July and September 2017

- The data was made available in a report by the Consumer Protection Unit of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority

- The report said Air Peace and Arik Airline top the chat of airlines with highest number of delayed flights

Domestic airlines operating in Nigeria recorded 8,173 cases of delayed flights between July and September this year, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The information is contained in a report released by the Consumer Protection Unit of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority in Ikeja on Wednesday, December 6.

The report showed that 13,255 flights were operated by eight airlines during the period with 96 flights cancelled by the airlines for various reasons.

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It listed the airlines involved in the flight operations as Aero Contractors, Arik Air, Air Peace, Azman Air, Dana Air, First Nation, Med-View and Overland Airways.

The report said that Air Peace, which operated 3,811 flights, topped the chart of delayed flights with 2,166 and five cancelled flights.

According to the report, Arik Air follows with 2,057 delayed flights and 32 cancellations out of its 3,285 flight services in the period.

The report said that Dana Air operated 1,762 flights with 1,079 cases of delayed flights and five cancellations.

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Med-View Airline recorded 986 and seven delayed and cancelled flights, respectively out of the 1,394 flights operated by the airline during the period.

Azman Air operated 1,127 flights with 712 delayed and 16 cancellations, while Overland operated 542 flights with 391 delayed and seven cancellations.

First Nation Airways had 239 flights with 98 delayed and three cancellations.

The airlines blamed the delays and cancellations on operational reasons, high cost of aviation fuel and inadequate navigational aids at many airports in the country.

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NAIJ.com earlier reported that former Nigeria airways personnel have pleaded with President Muhamamdu Buhari to intervene and order immediate payment of their entitlements.

The Nigerian airways pensioners alleged that their entitlements have not been paid by the federal government since the carrier was liquidated in 2005.

It was also gathered that the federal government had approved the entitlements of the Nigeria Airways staff back in September.

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Source: Naija.ng

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