LAGOS – No fewer than 3,049 flights were delayed in Nigeria among the local and international airlines in the month of October, according to a report obtained from the Consumer Protection Directorate (CPD) of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
This is as 1, 227,348 air travellers were airlifted as inbound and outbound in the country in the same month.
The report exclusively obtained by DAILY INDEPENDENT indicated that domestic airlines had the highest number of passenger delay with 2,703, while the foreign airlines had 346 flight delays in the same month.
The breakdown indicated that Ethiopian Airlines had the highest number of flight delays among the foreign carriers with 50 delayed flights, closely followed on the international scene by Emirates Airlines with 37 flight delays, while Air Peace, had 1,080 delays within the month under review.
Further breakdown revealed that African World Airline (AWA) from Ghana had 25 delayed flights, Air Cote D’Ivoire, 17, Air France, two, Asky Airline, 26, BADR Air, four, British Airways, six, Cronos, one and Delta Air Lines with two. – Advertisement –
Others were Egypt Ai, 29, Etihad, one, Kenya Airways, 11, KLM, two, Lufthansa, five, Meridiana, two, Middle East Airlines, four, Qatar Airways, two, Rwandair, 21, South African Airways, two, Turkish Airlines, 24 and Virgin Atlantic Airways with two delayed flights. Advertisement
On the local scene, Air Peace with the highest number of flight operations with 1,951, also had the highest number of flight delays with 1,080 flights.
This was followed by Arik Air, which had 1,145 flights in October, but had 429 delays in the same period.