Hundreds Stranded At Lagos Airport As NAHCO Workers Strike

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Hundreds of air passengers were Monday stranded at the international and local wings of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos as staff of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) embarked on strike over salary increment.

The NAHCO workers were said to have walked out of the international airport in the early hours of Monday, leading to the cancellation and delay of several flights scheduled for the day, according to passengers affected by the development.

Several reports indicated that as of Monday afternoon, the strike was still in force.

In a statement, Air Peace, a private carrier, stated that due to an industrial strike being embarked on by all staff of our ground handler, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company, NAHCO, against their Management, flights across our network will be disrupted today.

The airline noted that the strike has affected the operations of all airlines being handled by the company( NAHCO).

“While we monitor the situation and hope things return to normal soon, we regret the impact of the disruptions on your travel plans and plead for your understanding. Thank you for choosing Air Peace and we shall keep you updated on the development,” Airpeace said.