Ibom Air says passengers will face flight delays in the coming weeks

ibm air it has said its passengers will experience flight delays in the coming weeks due to aviation fuel shortages and the closure of the domestic runway at Murtala Mohammed airport in Lagos. In a statement on Friday, state-owned airline Akwa Ibom said delays are “inevitable” and will be for the next three months. “Ibom Air Management regrets to inform the public in general and our customers in particular, that despite our best efforts, our passengers will experience flight delays during this period, due to two critical factors: The closure of the domestic runway ( Runway 18L) at Murtala Mohammed Airport for the next 3 months and the current severe shortage of aviation fuel,” the airline’s statement read. The airline said it will try to minimize the impact of these factors on its flight schedule. In the past three months, major domestic airline operators have lamented the sharp rise in jet fuel and have repeatedly threatened to halt operations. The intervention of the Nigerian government, which promised to solve the shortage of aviation fuel, has apparently not been felt. READ ALSO: Ibom Air “does not agree” with other airlines, to continue operations Persistent shortages pushed airline operators to raise the base flight fare to N50,000 and above from February this year, with many Nigerians criticizing the move. Ibom Air flight figures show that the airline scheduled a total of 1,023 flights in June. Of this figure, it operated a total of 965 flights, rescheduled 234 flights, delayed 199 flights and canceled 58 flights. “Fuel availability is a major impediment to scheduling reliability and on-time performance in June,” airline management said. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Ibom Air says passengers will face flight delays in the coming weeks