Arik tops flight cancelation chat as airlines delayed 7,722 flights in 90 days
Owing to a set of reasons given by aviation operators, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said domestic airlines operating in the country recorded 7,722 cases of delayed flights in the third quarter of 2016.
Arik, which operated 4,882 flights, topped the chart of delayed and cancelled flights with 2,824 and 128 respectively.
This was closely followed by Air Peace, which recorded 1,383 delayed flights and 16 cancellations out of its 2,754 flight operations.
This is contained in a document issued by the NCAA’s Consumer Protection Department and made available to newsmen in Lagos today.
The document indicated that 13,097 flights were operated by eight domestic airlines during the period under review, while 253 flights were cancelled.
It said the airlines in operation were Aero Contractors, Arik Air, Air Peace, Azman Air, Dana Air, First Nation, Med-View and Overland.
Dana Air operated 1,665 flights with 1,160 incidences of delayed flights and one cancellation.
The airlines had attributed the delays and cancellations to the lingering scarcity of aviation fuel in the country.