Passengers Stranded as Dana Air Pilots go on Strike
The aviation industry has suffered another setback as Dana Air pilots embark on strike in protest of the non-payment of their salaries, grounding the airline’s operations and leaving hundreds of passengers stranded nationwide.
This is coming barely weeks after Nigeria’s largest airline, Arik Air, suspended flights owing to the picketing of its operations by the aviation workers’ union, leading to overcrowded airports and hundreds of stranded passengers.
“The strike started this morning and passengers that were supposed to travel this morning are stranded,” a source at the airport told Punch.
“The strike started this morning and passengers that were supposed to travel this morning are stranded,” a source at the airport told our correspondent, adding that the pilots were protesting the non-payment of their salaries.
According to the source, the airline had continued to sell tickets to passengers earlier today in the hope that the dispute would be resolved.
The source further added that the airline continued to sell tickets to passengers earlier today in the hope that the dispute would be resolved.
However, reports emerged that the airline later began making refunds with some passengers booking flights with other airlines.
It will also be recalled that flights were delayed in airports across the country a few week ago owing to scarcity of aviation fuel.
More details as they emerge…
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