Arik Air alerts passengers over aviation fuel scarcity  

Arik Air has alerted air travellers of severe scarcity of aviation fuel (JET A1).

The management of the airline in a statement noted that the scarcity which has been on and off in the past few weeks has reached an alarming proportion as oil marketers are finding it difficult to cope  with the requirements of the airline.

According to the airline, “the scarcity is more pronounced in Lagos and Abuja hubs where a number of flights had to be delayed while awaiting supply of fuel and some are cancelled due to untimely delivery by the marketers.”

It explained further that some of the contributing factors to flight delays include for instance, inadequate and unserviceable bowsers as well as trucking distance to go back and forth between the depots and airport.

Arik stated that due to the inability of oil marketers to meet their daily fuel requirements because of the number of local, regional and international flights the airline operate, their operations are most impacted and passengers inconvenienced.

The airline while appealling for the understanding of their guests maintained that all stakeholders will continue to find a lasting solution to the problem.

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