Scores of passengers have blocked the boarding gate of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja following the delay in their flights.
Angry passengers on Monday morning said that they have been at the airport since Sunday night to catch flights to different destinations, Premium Times gathered.
As of 8:36 a.m., passengers of Arik airline due for take off at 7 p.m. on Sunday were still at the terminal ‘without explanation from the flight workers or officials.’
“They already had delayed it from 7 to 9 pm yesterday. From 9:45 yesterday till now….,” a passenger said.
Pictures made available to this newspaper showed that many of the passengers had an uncomfortable night at the airport as chairs within the airport served as mattresses for scores of them.
Airline operators, in a letter on Friday, announced plans to suspend operations from Monday over high cost of jet fuel and other operational costs.
The airlines, however, reversed their decisions Sunday evening. Before the reversal, some airlines like Ibom Air and Dana had said they would not be joining their colleagues to suspend operations.
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