Many flight passengers have blocked the boarding gate at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja this morning, Monday, 9th May 2022, in protest over never-ending delay of their flights.

Some of the angry passengers said they had been at the airport since Sunday, 8th May 2022, to catch flights to various destinations for the day, infuriated not only by the delay, but also for the fact that they were delayed with no explanation from flight workers or officials.

According to one of the pasengers, an announcement was initially made, stating that their original take off time had been shifted, but after that, there were no further explanations.

Angry passengers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international Airport.

Airline operators, in a letter on Friday, 6th May 2022, had announced plans to suspend operations starting Monday, 9th May 2022, over the high cost of aviation fuel and other operating costs.

The airlines, however, reversed their decisions on Sunday night in a letter signed by Serina Abdulmunaf, president of the Airline Operators Association, and co-signed by the CEOs of six domestic airline operators.

Before the rollback, some airlines such as Ibom Air and Dana had said they would not join their colleagues in suspending operations.

On Sunday, AON said all airlines have suspended the plan and operations will no longer stop.

Story: Ene Ken-Yawe

Media: Premium Times Newspaper

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