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Monday, January 23, 2023

lnternational, local flights grounded as aviation handling company strikes

By Lara Gold
Several international and flights across local and international airports in Nigeria on Monday morning were shut down as Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) embarked on strike over salary increment.

Several passengers at Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two, (MMA2) Lagos and Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA) were seen waiting outside the airport terminal for their flights which were either being delayed or rescheduled.

The affected passengers while talking to  journalists explained  that NAHCO staff in the early hours of Monday walked out of international airport, saying they were on strike and will not handle any passenger.

Though,Nahco handles check-in, boarding and ramp services for several international airlines including Air France/KLM, Qatar, Ethiopian Airlines, Delta Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Turkish Air but travellers say if the situation is not addressed, more flights will be grounded.

In one of the message by Air Peace to it’s passengers, it explained that due to NAHCO strike, It’s flight schedule has changed.

“Your 6:15am flight, P47420, Lagos to Kano for today, 23rd January, 2023 will now depart at 10:00am. We honestly understand the resulting consequence and regret the effect of this unexpected time change on your travel plans. Please bear with us,” Air Peace stated.

A source at NAHCO who craved anonymity said that the management had met with the staff on Sunday over the proposed strike but assured that the situation will be addressed soon.

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