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Nigerian airlines suspend nationwide strike

The commercial aviation firms said the decision was taken to allow federal authorities enough time to address raging operational issues in the industry.

• May 8, 2022
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Air Peace, Ibom Air, Max Air, Aero Contractors, Dana, and Azman logos used to illustrate the story

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) wishes to inform the general public that further 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, that the AON has acceded to requests to withdraw the action for the time being while we allow 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.


Signed:
Alhaji (Dr.) Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina
President
Jointly signed by:

  1. Alhaji Shehu Wada – Executive Director, Max Air
  2. Dr. Obiora Okonkwo – Chairman, United Nigeria Airlines
  3. Capt. Roy Ilegbodu – CEO, Arik Air
  4. Capt. Abdullah Mahmood – CEO, Aero Contractors
  5. Alhaji Faisal Abdulmunaf – MD, Azman Air
  6. Barr. Allen Onyema, Chairman, Air Peace
  7. Lagos; May 8, 2022.

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