Haze disrupts flights in southern Nigeria

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Harmattan haze

The prevailing hazy weather over major parts of the country has continued to disrupt flight operations, especially in the southern part of the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the disruption has led to flight cancellations by many airlines.

The flight cancellations in many airports across the country begin on Thursday.

An Enugu-bound Ethiopian flight was reportedly forced to return to Addis Ababa on Saturday at the point of landing because of bad weather.

At the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Monday, only flights from Lagos and northern states were being announced for arrival and departure.

Mr Abdulahi Saroke, the Station Manager of Azman Air at the Abuja airport, told NAN that the airline cancelled more than 10 north-bound flights on Thursday and Friday.

He attributed the cancellation to intense harmattan haze in the…

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