Arik warns scarcity of aviation fuel may cripple flight operations –

Nigeria’s major carrier, Arik Air, has warned that air travel may be crippled by the increasing prices of aviation fuel, known as Jet A1, which has recorded over 35 per cent increase in the last four weeks.

The airline has therefore alerted air travelers that there was severe scarcity of the product as the prices continued to increase.

The airline said the scarcity became evident few days ago when oil marketers started rationing the supply of the product to the airlines and explained they had limited stock at the depots.

“The situation is critical in Lagos and Abuja, the operational hubs of Arik Air and the airline has warned that if the situation is not addressed as a priority by the marketers, more flights could be delayed or cancelled,” the airline said in a statement signed by its spokesman, Adebanji Ola.