International flights grounded over aviation workers’ strike

INTERNATIONAL flights at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport were canceled this morning due to a strike by employees of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc.

NAHCO revealed that the strike is over a salary increment.

Alex Nuba, an impacted traveler and aviation specialist, stated that NAHCO employees left the international airport this morning, stating that they were on strike and refused to 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.

He added that disgruntled passengers had been kept outside in order to prevent a crisis and that no information, announcements, or emails have been issued to them.

Several foreign airlines, such as Air France/KLM, Qatar, Ethiopian Airlines, Delta Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and Turkish Air, entrust their check-in, boarding, and ramp services to NAHCO.

According to travelers, more flights would be grounded if the problem is not resolved.

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