BREAKING: Aviation Workers Embark On Strike, Grounds Aircraft
On Monday, January 23, 2023, all international flights at the Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA) were canceled due to a strike by the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO).
TopnewsNaija is aware that the strike is related to problems with salary increases.
Alex Nuba, an impacted traveler and aviation specialist, claimed that NAHCO employees left the international airport in the morning and announced they were on strike and would not handle any passengers.
“Even the Qatar flight I’m traveling with this morning landed and has returned to Doha as there’s no one to handle them,” Nwuba said.
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He said passengers are frustrated as they have been kept outside to avoid a crisis and no information, announcements, or emails was sent to passengers.
NAHCO handles check-in, boarding, and ramp services for several international airlines including Air France/KLM, Qatar, Ethiopian Airlines, Delta Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Turkish Air.
Travellers say if the situation is not addressed, more flights would be grounded.
More to follow…