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Airline operators cancel nationwide shutdown

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The Airline Operators of Nigeria, AON, has suspended it’s earlier decision to shut down flights starting Monday, May 9.

Recalls that the Airline Operators of Nigeria had in a statement scheduled to shut down operations following the high cost of aviation fuel.

However the president of the AON, Alhaji Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina, in a statement on Sunday, announced the continuation of airline opersations.

He said the development is coming after a deliberation with the Federal Government on how to tackle the fuel issue.

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The statement reads, “We have reached this decision with the highest consideration for our esteemed customers who have been faced with uncertainty over the last few days and to enable them to have access to travel to their various destinations for the time being during the period of discussions with relevant authorities.”

“In view of the above and in the interest of national economy and security considerations, AON hereby wishes to notify the general public that the earlier announced shutdown of operations on May 9, 2022 is hereby suspended in good fate pending the outcome of hopefully fruitful engagement with government.”

This is coming a few hours after about six airlines backed out of the planned shutdown and vowed to continue operations.

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