Posted by Sade Williams
Overland Airways Limited has said it will not join the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) in withdrawing flight services on Monday.
A statement by Mrs C. M. Mohammed for the airline, said it has been inundated with enquiries about flight services on Monday adding that it ‘acknowledges the existential threat that these runaway fuel price increases pose for the Air transport industry in Nigeria’.
It however said it does not believe that arlines volunteering to stop operations is the solution.
It added that Overland Airways has Commercial and Legal obligations to customers, financiers and staff, promise of which must be honoured.
It explained that it believes it is the responsibility of Government to address the inequity behind the Aviation fuel supply chain and it joins the AON to call on Government urgent action as a duty of State.
“Overland Airways will continue to provide full service to its customers and general public with normal operations on Monday 09 May 2022 and beyond.
“The above notwithstanding, we identify very strongly with our AON and will articipate actively in every dialogue to resolve this national emergency as soon as possible in the interest of our country.”, the statement reads.