Domestic airlines record 8,825 delayed flights


By Oluwatoyin Amao 

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), on Thursday, said domestic carriers operating in the country recorded 8,825 cases of flight delay from January to March.

According to statistics released by NCCA’s Consumer Protection Department in Lagos, 14,633 flights were operated by eight airlines during the period under review, while 208 flights were cancelled for various reasons.

It listed the airlines in operation as Aero Contractors, Arik Air, Air Peace, Azman Air, Dana Air, First Nation, Med-View and Overland.

According to the record, Air Peace, which operated 5,066 flights, topped the chart of delayed flights with 2, 901 and 59 cancelled flights.

It said that Arik Air followed with 2,322 delayed flights and 56 cancellations out of 3,972 flights, while Dana Air operated 1,726 flights with 1,043 cases of flight delay and one cancellation.

The report said that Azman Air recorded 792 and 23 delayed and cancelled flights, respectively, out of 1,140 flights it operated during the period.

According to the record, Medview Airline operated 894 flights with 632 delayed flights and 15 cancellations, Overland, 614 flights with 484 delayed and 12 cancelled while FirstNation Airways had 359 flights with 101 delayed and three cancelled.   

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