Over 190 Air Nigeria passengers who arrived the Gatwick Airport 8:30 on Friday morning to fly back home were allegedly stranded at the airport for about eight hours. Local media report that the delay was due to the lack of fuel to fly the aircraft to Lagos, thus the passengers were asked to contribute extra £40 each for purchase of ‘Aviation Fuel.
The plane eventually left Gatwick airport at 4:30 pm and arrived Nigeria at about 12:30 today. However, the passengers were asked come back for their luggage. There are reports that the passengers are planning to sue the airline company and it’s chairman, Jimoh Ibrahim for the delay and their yet-to-be released luggage.
Also, Air Nigeria will no longer fly from tomorrow, September 10, will no longer fly for at least a year.