Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Air Peace, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide has sought the intervention of the Federal Government and aviation authorities in the lingering scarcity of JET-A1 (Aviation fuel) in the country.
In a statement made available to the media, Olajide said the development was a threat to the operations of airlines. She regretted that despite Air Peace’s efforts to source aviation fuel for its operations, some of its flight schedules were recently affected by the scarcity.
Olajide appealed for the understanding and patience of passengers, saying the airline had been working tirelessly to ensure its flight operations were not adversely affected by the scarcity.
She assured that despite the huge amounts the airline was spending to get fuel from alternative sources, it would not relent in giving its passengers exceptional services.
The COO said: “For quite some time now, there has been a general scarcity of JET-A1 fuel in the country. Since the development, we have resorted to different alternative sources to secure the product to ensure that flight delays did not disrupt the programmes of our numerous loyal customers.
“Although this has proved very costly for us to manage, we have spared nothing in our bid to source aviation fuel for our operations. We, however, regret that despite our huge efforts, we have not been able to secure enough fuel to run our operations without some hitches.
“While we appeal to the Federal Government and aviation authorities to urgently intervene in the general scarcity of JET-A1 fuel and solicit the understanding and patience of our numerous loyal customers, we will to continue to do everything within our powers to overcome the challenge.”