Domestic airlines to shut down operations on Monday over fuel price hike

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Nigerian airlines, under the aegis of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), have announced plans to shut down operations from Monday over the high cost of aviation fuel.

The group said this in a statement issued on Friday, claiming that aviation fuel, also known as Jet A1, has reached an all-time high of N700 per litre.

The statement was jointly signed by Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina, president of the group; Shehu Wada, executive director, Max Air; Mfon Udom, CEO, Ibom Air; Abdullahi Mahmood, CEO, Aero Contractors; Edward Boyo, CEO, Overland Airways; Allen Onyema, chairman, Air Peace; Obiora Okonkwo, chairman, United Nigeria Airlines; Roy Ilegbodu, CEO, Arik Air; Faisal Abdulmunaf, MD, AzmanAir; and Sukh Mann, deputy CEO, Dana Air.

They advised travellers to use roads to avoid being stranded at airports.