Travel chaos continued in Lagos yesterday and other locations in Nigeria as more flights were cancelled as a result of hazy weather even as hundreds of passengers were stranded at the nation’s airports, findings by Daily Trust have shown.
Last week, many flights were cancelled across airports while those that managed to take off were delayed for hours.
The trend continued yesterday especially at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Ikeja Lagos where many passengers were stranded.
Checks by Daily Trust correspondent at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) yesterday indicated that some flights were rerouted to nearest locations where the visibility level was good for landing and take-off.
Air Peace flight P47153 to Uyo was cancelled though the weather was good in Port Harcourt while passengers were given the option of going to Port Harcourt. It was learnt that the 114 passengers involved agreed to travel to Port Harcourt.
Arik Air flight to Ibadan from Abuja was also cancelled while some passengers agreed to go to Lagos.
It was also observed at the domestic wing that Overland Airways did not operate any flight yesterday due to bad weather while passengers were being refunded when they reported for check-in.
However, at the Murtala Muhammed Airport terminal two (MMA2), there was no record of cancellation when our correspondent checked but there were delays of Dana Air, Med-View and Azman flights.
An official of Azman Air told our correspondent that unlike Friday and Saturday when all their flights to Kano were cancelled, the carrier operated all its scheduled flights yesterday.