Fuel scarcity: Arik Air scales down flights

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Published on November 16, 2016 by pmnews   ·   No Comments

FILE PHOTO: Passengers waiting to board an Arik Air flight

FILE PHOTO: Passengers waiting to board an Arik Air flight

Arik Air on Wednesday announced the reduction of flights due to the lingering scarcity of JET A1 (aviation fuel).

The airline made the announcement in a statement by its Communications Manager, Mr. Ola Adebanji, in Lagos.

Arik Air said that aviation fuel scarcity started manifesting last week when major oil marketers began to ration the supply of the product to airlines.

It said: “With a daily fuel need of about 500,000 liters and an average of over 100 daily flights, Arik Air is mostly affected by this scarcity which is the fourth this year alone.

“One of the airline’s flights to Johannesburg on Tuesday had to be routed via Port Harcourt to pick up fuel.

“As a result of the worsening supply situation of aviation fuel, Arik Air has announced the further…

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