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Fuel Scarcity/Runway 18L: Nigerian airlines warn travellers of more flight delays months ahead

*The local airlines announce the passengers would experience flight delays due to closure of Runway 18L at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, as well as scarcity of aviation fuel Jet A-1

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Following continued aviation fuel scarcity with attendant high price in the inductry, and recent closure of the Runway 18L at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, the Nigerian airlines have alerted travellers there would be more flight delays in the coming weeks.

ConsumerConnect reports Ibom Air disclosed this development Saturday, July 16, 2022,  announced that  passengers would experience flight delays due to the closure of the runway for the next 90 days and the scarcity of aviation fuel.

The airline, however, stated that it would continue to mitigate the impact caused by both factors but appealed for patience from air passengers.

Likewise in a separate statement published in it’s verified media accounts, Dana Air has expressed the firm’s concern over the current fuel crisis.

The airline also stated that it envisages delays of future flights in the country.

Dana Air said: “Due to the prevailing fuel scarcity at some airports around the country, we envisage slight delays in the coming days.”

Earlier, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Friday, July 8, had announced shut down of the MMIA Runway 18L/36R after it commenced the installation of CAT III Airfield Ground Lighting system on it.

The country’s aviation regulatory agency said execution of the project would last for 90 days, and all normal flight operations are now being conducted through Runway 18R/36L.

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