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Jet A1 shortage: NCAA pleads for passengers’ restraint

Due to the passengers’ rage and violence emanating from airports across the country, over flight cancellations and delays arising from the scarcity of Aviation fuel, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has called on all passengers who are experiencing this problem to exercise restraint.

The regulator in a statement said the appeal to passengers became necessary due to reports violence which has resorted to wanton destruction of certain facilities at the airports but also cautioned airlines warning them that passengers must be informed of any development concerning their flights well ahead of time.NCAA%2Blogo.jpg

NCAA on the general scarcity of Jet A1  had stated that as Regulatory Authority, it agrees absolutely with the passengers that the conditions of carriage on their  tickets must be upheld by the operating airlines.In other words, it is our statutory responsibility to ensure that passengers derive value for their money.

In addition,NCAA is well primed to ensure that all aggrieved passengers’ complaints are professionally handled by our Consumer Protection Officers.These includes flight cancellations,delays,missing baggage,denied boarding etc.

However, the Authority wishes to inform all passengers that it is well aware of the prevailing scarcity of Jet A1 which has inevitably led to flight cancellations and delays by the airlines.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has also taken cognizance of concerted efforts being made by the airlines to ensure that all passengers are ferried without any hitches.

The Federal Government of Nigeria is already engaging all the stakeholders involved with the procurement and distribution of aviation fuel to ensure availability in earnest.

All passengers are therefore enjoined to exercise caution while expressing their grievances as the airlines are grappling with the challenges thrown up by the non- availability of Jet A1.

On the other hand, the NCAA cautioned the airline operators to ensure they adhere strictly to the Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs) in their operations.Passengers must be informed of any development concerning their flights well ahead of time.

Nigerianflightdeck has had to re-modify this story and update pending further investigations on certain aspects of the story. Please bear with us!

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