Nigeria Arik Air’s Joburg Passengers Stranded For Hours In Lagos


Passengers who booked to fly Arik Air to Johannesburg on Sunday night are still waiting to leave Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, taken hostage by their airline.

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The flight was subsequently rescheduled to depart at 12noon on November 25, but that, too, was followed by another delay announcement.

Subsequently, the delay became indefinite, and the passengers became furious at the nonchalant attitude of the airline management.

As of the time of filing in this report, a shouting match was well under way as the furious passengers, refusing to be held hostage any longer, were demanding refunds or cancellation and vowing never to travel Arik Air again.

A member of staff of the Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria, Mr. B.C. Iwuchukwu, has said that the flight would depart in two hours’ time. There are rumors that the aircraft meant to carry the passengers is not in good condition and that engineers are battling to repair it.

Some passengers are afraid the plane might be in no condition to undertake the flight.

Earlier in the day, a London bound flight was also delayed for over three hours.

Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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