Domestic airlines record 8,173 flight delays in 3 months

Domestic airlines operating in Nigeria recorded 8,173 cases of delayed
flights between July and September this year.

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

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.

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.

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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