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Domestic airlines record 8,173 flight delays in 3 months

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Domestic airlines operating in Nigeria recorded 8,173 cases of delayed flights between July and September this year

The information is contained in a report released by the Consumer Protection Unit of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, on Wednesday, in Ikeja.

The report showed that 13, 255 flights were operated by eight airlines during the period, while 96 flights were cancelled by the airlines for various reasons.

It listed the airlines involved in the flight operations as Aero Contractors, Arik Air, Air Peace, Azman Air, Dana Air, First Nation, Med-View and Overland Airways.

The report said that Air Peace, which operated 3,811 flights, topped the chart of delayed flights with 2,166 and five cancelled flights. According to the report, Arik Air follows with 2,057 delayed flights and 32 cancellations out of its 3,285 flight services in the period under review. The airlines blamed the delays and cancellations on operational reasons, high cost of aviation fuel and inadequate navigational aids at many airports in the country.

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