BREAKING: Aviation Gasoline Shortage Leaves Passengers Stranded At Abuja Airport, Disrupts Flights
In line with a report by SaharaReporters, some air passengers are presently stranded on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport as airline operators jostle for aviation gas, amidst shortage that’s getting worse.
Aviation gas, in any other case known as Jet-A1, is a specialised sort of petroleum-based gas used to energy plane and usually accounts for over 30 per cent of the operation price of an airline.
The worth of Jet A1, in any other case generally known as aviation gas, has risen to N700 per litre in some airports within the nation.
Airline operators had alleged that some entrepreneurs have been hoarding the gas.
They mentioned the entrepreneurs are inflicting synthetic shortage of the product within the nation.
On Sunday, SaharaReporters gathered that Air Peace and Dana Air passengers have been left stranded for a number of hours on the Abuja airport over lack of gas to fly plane to their varied locations.
“The flights affected are Air Peace, Abuja to Lagos and Dana Air, Abuja to Port Harcourt
“Passengers have been stranded for greater than two hours and it’s due to lack of gas,” a supply on the airport tells SaharaReporters on Sunday.
Final week, Nigerian airways knowledgeable passengers to count on attainable flight disruptions because of the “extended shortage of aviation gas” and a rise within the product worth.
In line with Allen Onyema, chief govt officer of Air Peace, who spoke for airline operators, the value of aviation gas moved from N190 per litre to N670 per litre.
Onyema mentioned the operators would have shut down operations if not for the political season and to assist the present administration that had been supportive of the sector.