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FAAN Explains Flights Cancellation And Rescheduling

Channels Television  
Updated January 9, 2015

Flights CancellationThe Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has appealed to passengers to bear with the flights cancellation due to poor visibility in the last few days.

Over 100 local flights have either been cancelled or re-scheduled since Wednesday because of bad weather.

At the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja, several passengers have had to spend hours waiting for their boarding announcements long after they have been checked in at the airline counters.

The Manager, Corporate Communications, FAAN, Dati Yakubu, said that the delays and flights cancellation is caused by the bad weather that comes with the harmattan season.

He pleaded for passengers understanding, adding that the decisions were necessary in the interest of the passengers.

While authorities believe the action is a safety measure to prevent crashes, some affected passengers, who spoke to Channels Television, insisted they should be compensated for their time.

However, some passengers agreed with the flights cancellation and delay since it is because of their safety.

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency had predicted hazy weather conditions and poor visibility range of one to three kilometres on Wednesday.

The condition has continued to badly affect flying.