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Air travellers stranded as carrier abandons operation

Air travellers stranded as carrier abandons operation

Aviation
Scores of passengers were stranded at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, Monday, when their carrier, Azman Air, allegedly abandoned the scheduled flight for charter operation. Several of the travellers said they were not informed of the cancellation, although a few others said they got information about the cancellation late Sunday night. Coincidentally, it was on the day aviation workers’ unions picket Arik Air, causing massive disruption and attendant fare hike across the network. In a related development, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has intervened in the industrial face-off between Arik Air and a coalition of aviation workers’ unions. While the parties were invited to a meeting yesterday, the airline has resumed flight operations. A travel agent, who...