Visit This Day (Lagos) Scarcity of aviation fuel known as Jet A1, has paralysed flight operations in Nigeria, leading to delays and cancellation of flights. The non-availability of the product which started few days ago, is forcing passengers to wait as long as seven hours before being airlifted, while flights to some destinations were cancelled due to the inability of the airlines to source the product. This had given rise to increase in fares, which might double by weekend if the scarcity continues as the largest Nigerian operator, Arik Air, has started merging its flights in order to ensure that passengers are taken to their destinations. A source from one of the domestic airlines said although the scarcity had started biting hard, the airline’s management has good relationship with its vendors so the scarcity would not disrupted its flights. But that depends on the size of the fleet because […]