Aviation Fuel Scarcity May Lead To Flight Cancellations, Ibom Air Alerts Passengers

Channels Television
Updated July 22, 2022

A file photo of an Ibom Air jet.
A file photo of an aircraft operated by Ibom Air.

Authorities of Ibom Air have alerted their customers of the possibility of cancellation of flights amid the recent delay of scheduled flights operated by the airline.

The airline’s General Manager of Marketing and Communication, Aniekan Essienette, explained the reasons for the setback in a statement on Friday.

He said the recent difficulty experienced by its customers was a result of the growing unavailability of aviation fuel.

Stressing that the airline’s operations have been greatly impacted, Essienette hinted that the delay might even lead to the cancellation of some flights.

He, however, assured their customers of Ibom Air’s commitment to addressing the situation which he described as unprecedented and disruptive to the airline’s value proposition.

READ ALSO: NCAA Suspends Dana Air Operations Indefinitely

According to the airline’s spokesman, the company will do everything it can to operate its flight schedule as close to 100% as possible and work to restore normalcy as soon as possible.

The setback announced by Ibom Air is the latest in the chains of challenges bedevilling the nation’s aviation industry, specifically as a result of the high cost of aviation fuel and lack of the product in some cases.

Just Wednesday, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) suspended the Air Transport Licence (ATL) and Air Operator Certificate (AOC) of Dana Air indefinitely.

The decision, according to NCAA Director-General, Captain Musa Nuhu, was made pursuant to Section 35(2), 3(b) and (4) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006 and Part 1.3.3.3(a)(1) of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs), 2015.

Read the full statement by Ibom Air to its customers below:

Aviation Fuel Scarcity Alert

Dear Valued customer,

This is to bring to your notice that the growing unavailability of aviation fuel has greatly impacted on our operations, leading to flight delays. At this point, it might now result in some flight cancellations.

While this situation is unprecedented and disruptive to our value proposition, we assure you that it is as distressing to us as it is to you.

As Ibom Air, we will continue to do everything in our power to operate our flight schedule as close to 100% as possible while looking forward to normalcy being restored at the earliest.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Signed

Aniekan Essienette

GM Marketing and Communication,

Ibom Air.

22nd July 2022

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