By Patience Danjuma
Several passengers were stranded on Wednesday as some domestic and international airlines delayed or cancelled their flights at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja due to adverse weather conditions.
The affected flights involved are Air Peace, Dana Air, Arik Air, Azman and Air France.
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) on Tuesday predicted that dust haze weather conditions in horizontal visibility range of one to three kilometres would prevail over most parts of the county on Wednesday.
NIMET also predicted reduced localised visibility of less than 1000m over many cities throughout the forecast period.
At about 10 a.m., (NAIA) announced that Dana flight to Port Harcourt had been cancelled due to prevailing bad weather conditions across the country. The airport also announced that Air Peace flight number 4325 to Owerri was being delayed for two hours, while Overland Air flight to Ilorin was cancelled.
Azman Air flight number 2322 to Sokoto was also deferred for two hours while Arik Air flights to Ilorin and Ibadan were cancelled.
FAAN also said that an Air France plane that landed in Abuja on Tuesday could not proceed to its next destination, Port Harcourt.