AON suspends planned shutdown of operations

From left: Barrister Allen Onyema, new V.President; Alhj. Abdulmunaf Yunusa, President and another member of AON



… to continue dialogue with Govt.


Posted by Sade Williams



The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has announced suspension of planned shutdown of operations.

The body said that further to numerous calls from the highest echelons in government with promises to urgently intervene in the crises being faced by airlines due to the astronomic and continuously rising cost of JetA1, it has  acceded to requests to withdraw the action for the time being while it allows for a fresh round of dialogue with government in the hope of reaching an amicable solution.

“We have also reached this decision with the highest consideration for our esteemed customers who have been faced with uncertainty over the last few days and to enable them to have access to travel to their various destinations for the time being during the period of discussions with relevant authorities.

“In view of the above and in the interest of national economy and security considerations, AON hereby wishes to notify the general public that the earlier announced shutdown of operations on May 9, 2022 is hereby suspended in good fate pending the outcome of hopefully fruitful engagement with government.”, the statement reads.

The statement was signed by;

Alhaji (Dr.) Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina

President, AON and jointly endorsed by:

1. Alhaji Shehu Wada – Executive Director, Max Air

2. Dr. Obiora Okonkwo – Chairman, United Nigeria Airlines

3. Capt. Roy Ilegbodu – CEO, Arik Air

4. Capt. Abdullahi Mahmood – CEO, Aero Contractors

5. Alhaji Faisal Abdulmunaf – MD, Azman Air

6. Barr. Allen Onyema, Chairman, Air Peace


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