Nigerian airline operators underneath the aegis of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) have known as off their deliberate suspension of flights which was billed to start on Monday, 9 Might.
Solely a day earlier than the suspension of flights was scheduled to start, the affiliation introduced that it was suspending the choice as a consequence of nationwide financial and safety issues.
Abdulmunaf Sarina, the president of the AON, introduced the suspension on Sunday in a press release signed by six members of the group.
Abdulmunaf, the Managing Director of Azman Air, Shehu Wada, the Govt Director of Max Air, and Obiora Okonkwo, the Chairman of United Nigeria Airways, have been amongst them.
Roy Ilegbodu, the CEO of Arik Air, Abdullahi Mahmood, the CEO of Aero Contractors, and Allen Onyema, the Chairman of Air Peace have been the opposite signatories.
The Ministry of Aviation had beforehand informed Nigerians that AON members have been evaluating their choice to cease flying on Monday, Might 9.
It confirmed that Ibom Air, Inexperienced Africa Airways, Arik Air, Dana Air, and another airways declared they are going to be flying as ordinary.
The assertion from the airways reads, “The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) needs to tell most people that additional to quite a few calls from the very best echelons in authorities with guarantees to urgently intervene within the crises being confronted by airways because of the astronomic and repeatedly rising value of JetA1, that the AON has acceded to requests to withdraw the motion in the interim whereas we enable for a recent spherical of dialogue with authorities within the hope of reaching an amicable answer.
“We’ve got additionally reached this choice with the very best consideration for our esteemed prospects who’ve been confronted with uncertainty over the previous few days and to allow them to have entry to journey to their numerous locations in the interim in the course of the interval of discussions with related authorities.
“In view of the above and within the curiosity of nationwide economic system and safety issues, AON hereby needs to inform most people that the sooner introduced shutdown of operations on Might 9, 2022, is hereby suspended in good destiny pending the result of hopefully fruitful engagement with authorities.”
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