Flight operations at Lagos’ Muritala International Airport have been disrupted by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) protest as demonstrators block roads leading to the airport in protest of the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ ongoing strike.
Arik Air informed its passengers—especially those departing Lagos—that the NANS protest that took place at the airport on Monday would create flight interruptions in a message acquired by Brand Spur Nigeria on Monday.
“Please be informed that you may experience disruption to your flights, especially out of Lagos, due to the protest by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS),” the airline in a statement said.
Assuring its passengers that it was doing everything within its capacity to mitigate the effect of the protest on its customers, the airline further gave passengers options to reschedule their flights.
In order to avoid becoming caught in traffic, commuters were urged to avoid highways leading to the airport because of the student union’s blockade, which resulted in heavy traffic.
However, as the only route to their destinations, some airport users were unable to meet up with their flight schedule, which compelled the airline to stutter their operations module.