View Full Version : Nigeria aviation shutdown - fuel price rises

8th May 2022, 07:50
This is the news item I saw this morning..


Nigerian airlines are to suspend all domestic flights from Monday over a fourfold increase in jet fuel prices, an umbrella organisation of operators said on Saturday.

The Airline Operators of Nigeria said the price of jet fuel had jumped from 190 to 700 Nigerian naira per litre (from $0.45 to almost $1.70). The rise in jet fuel prices is primarily caused due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February.

Have a few friends there now on contract work so a bit concerned.

8th May 2022, 20:19
There appears to have been a change of heart
Nigerian airlines suspend plans to ground local flights over cost of jet fuel (https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/nigerian-airlines-suspend-plans-ground-local-flights-over-cost-jet-fuel-2022-05-08/)
By Camillus Eboh and Macdonald Dzirutwe
Reuters 2022.05.08

ABUJA — Nigerian airlines have suspended plans to ground all local flights due to the soaring cost of jet fuel just hours before the move was due to take effect, the airline operators association said on Sunday..
I came across the update while looking further into the domestic jet fuel price issue.

I do not see recent massive increases in Jet A. I DO see a history of devaluations of Nigeria's currency, the Naira, since 2020.03.

Despite being a major oil producer, apparently Nigeria imports its jet fuel and pays in foreign currency, presumably dollars.

9th May 2022, 08:59
Looks like max 1 or 2 domestic flights in the air right now. Looks like they followed through after all?