Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) have suspended its plan to shut down flight operations across the country.
Last week Friday, airlines operators had disclosed plans to shut down operations due to the continuous increase in Aviation fuel.
However, AON, in a joint statement disclosed that due to numerous calls from the highest echelons in government with promises to urgently intervene in the crises being faced by airlines due to the astronomic and continuously rising cost of JetA1, operators have acceded to requests to withdraw the action for the time being while it allows for a fresh round of dialogue with government in the hope of reaching an amicable solution.
“We have also reached this decision with the highest consideration for our esteemed customers who have been faced with uncertainty over the last few days and to enable them to have access to travel to their various destinations for the time being during the period of discussions with relevant authorities.
“In view of the above and in the interest of national economy and security considerations, AON hereby wishes to notify the general public that the earlier announced shutdown of operations on May 9, 2022 is hereby suspended in good fate pending the outcome of hopefully fruitful engagement with government,” AON stated.