Air Peace, others cancel planned shutdown of operations

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Nigerian airlines on Sunday evening cancelled their strike scheduled to begin on Monday.

The airlines had in Thursday announced that they would suspend flights from Monday over the high cost of aviation fuel.

The announcement led to the cancellation of scheduled flights by the airlines on their websites.

However, Ibom Air said it would not join the strike, leading to huge ticket sales.

But aviation industry watchers said it would not make any meaning given its limited number of routes.

Announcing the cancellation in a notice on Twitter, Air Peace said: “This is to inform the public that the Airline Operators of Nigeria has withdrawn it’s planned shutdown of operations as a result of government’s promises to intervene in the aviation fuel crisis and immense consideration for the flying public.

“Air Peace has therefore restored its flying operations while the operators engage further with government.

This update takes precedence over the earlier published Public Notice and flights will operate as scheduled.”