By Lawani Mikairu & Daniel Eteghe
lagos—Hundreds of passengers of Aero Contractors Airline were yesterday stranded at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Domestic Terminal, MMA2, Lagos, due to the inability of the airline to buy aviation fuel otherwise known as JET A1 for its aircraft to ferry it’s passengers to their various destinations.
Vanguard gathered that the airline could not fly because of it’s indebtedness to suppliers of JET A1 who were not ready to grant it further credit facility .
The situation started very early in the morning up till around 2:00pm when the passengers became restive. This is coming barely three weeks after AMCON took over the running of Aero Contractors Airline.
Most of the passengers nearly traded punches with the ticketing officers. At a certain point, ticketing clerks fled the counters for fear of being manhandled by the passengers.