The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has explained the real cause of the flight cancellation in different parts of Nigeria, blaming it on poor visibility occasioned by bad weathers.
According to report by Channelstv, “Over 100 local flights have either been cancelled or re-scheduled since Wednesday because of bad weather.” the report said
At the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja according to the report, several passengers have had to spend hours waiting for their boarding announcements long after they have been checked in at the airline counters.
The Manager, Corporate Communications, FAAN, Dati Yakubu, said that the delays and flights cancellation is caused by the bad weather that comes with the harmattan season.
He pleaded for passengers understanding, adding that the decisions were necessary in the interest of the passengers.
While authorities believe the action is a safety measure to prevent crashes, some affected passengers, who spoke to Channels Television, insisted they should be compensated for their time.
However, some passengers agreed with the flights cancellation and delay since it is because of their safety.
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency had predicted hazy weather conditions and poor visibility range of one to three kilometres on Wednesday.
The condition has continued to badly affect flying.