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NCAA Records 19, 323 Delays, 348 Cancellations In H1 2018 by chidima2019: 1:32pm On Sep 27, 2018
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has announced that no fewer than 19,323 flights were delayed within the country’s airspace in the first half of 2018.

Within the same period, another 348 flights were also cancelled among local and international airlines operating within and into the country.


This was made known by the Director-General of NCAA, Captain Muhtar Usman during presentation at the All Aviation Industry Information Managers’ Conference held at the agency’s annex office at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

Usman explained that out of the 19,323 flights delayed, domestic airlines had 16,880 while the remaining 2,443 was among the 33 foreign airlines operating into the country.

He also said that within the same period, domestic airline operators cancelled 253 flights while their foreign counterparts had 95 flights cancelled.

Usman further stated that within the first half of the year, 17,893 delayed and missing baggage were recorded among the international airlines while the domestic operators had 25 delayed and missing luggage.

The director general however, said the authority had warned airlines against unwarranted flight delays and cancellations, stressing that NCAA would not tolerate infringement on air travellers’ rights.

It would be recalled that flight delays and cancellations had been rampant in recent times with NCAA cautioning airlines against consistent violation of passengers’ rights.

Airlines had severally attributed inadequate infrastructure at most of the country’s airports, stressing that until the infrastructure were improved upon, the delays and cancellation would continue.

However, statistics indicate that Middle East, Qatar Air, Royal Air Maroc, Rwandair, Saudi Airline, Sudan Air, South African Airways, Turkish Airlines, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways were guilty of flight delays among the international carriers while Delta Air Lines too cancelled some flights within the period.

At the yesterday’s meeting, Usman also said within the period, 20 aircraft were registered for commercial air transport while the other 10 were registered for General Aviation (GA).

He added: “Between January and June 2018, 10 aircraft were also deregistered by NCAA while another 12 were re-registered by the authority. We also issued 30 certificates of airworthiness and another 85 certificates of airworthiness were renewed by us.

“However, in an industry like us, there is need to improve on information dissemination among information managers in the system. Also, we require integrated communication among all information managers in the system particularly during incidences and near mishaps. This is necessary for NCAA to sustain robust regulation in the Nigerian aviation industry.”

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Re: NCAA Records 19, 323 Delays, 348 Cancellations In H1 2018 by FarahAideed: 1:40pm On Sep 27, 2018
Very poor performance

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Re: NCAA Records 19, 323 Delays, 348 Cancellations In H1 2018 by EagleScribes: 1:41pm On Sep 27, 2018
Nigeria aviation industry is a sham on its own. if you've been to other international airports outside, you will understand better

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Re: NCAA Records 19, 323 Delays, 348 Cancellations In H1 2018 by KanwuliaExtra: 1:42pm On Sep 27, 2018
Failed country all around!
What a shame.
No progress any time soon. cry

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Re: NCAA Records 19, 323 Delays, 348 Cancellations In H1 2018 by kpo4real: 1:44pm On Sep 27, 2018
What do you expect in this shithole country. make God av mercy on this country call Nigeria.
Re: NCAA Records 19, 323 Delays, 348 Cancellations In H1 2018 by Pecuchet42: 1:46pm On Sep 27, 2018
Good
Re: NCAA Records 19, 323 Delays, 348 Cancellations In H1 2018 by AMvanquish: 1:47pm On Sep 27, 2018
Aviation services in Naija is a big Efin joke. And it looks like we have the most awful customer care in the world.
You experience delays , cancellations and no refunds or apologies. They just leave you to your fate. It is so infuriating and irritating.

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Re: NCAA Records 19, 323 Delays, 348 Cancellations In H1 2018 by OmoManU: 1:52pm On Sep 27, 2018
Pray we get it right in this country one day.

This is so bad
Re: NCAA Records 19, 323 Delays, 348 Cancellations In H1 2018 by olowo1930: 1:53pm On Sep 27, 2018
the fallen of Land Nigeria mark is the beginning of new trends
Re: NCAA Records 19, 323 Delays, 348 Cancellations In H1 2018 by mradonis(m): 1:57pm On Sep 27, 2018
Nairaland is a comedy virus
Was in asaba Last week and as I was coming out of midweek service I saw a man wearing a T-shirt with NCAA written on it.
1st tin that came to my mind was Name checkers Association of Nigeria A(asaba branch).
I just burst into laff like a psycho, people begin look me, even the man wearing the shirt begin wonder what I saw on him that was so funny.

Nairaland and nairalander una see wetin una cause for me.

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Re: NCAA Records 19, 323 Delays, 348 Cancellations In H1 2018 by hollywater: 2:00pm On Sep 27, 2018
EagleScribes:
Nigeria aviation industry is a sham on its own. if you've been to other international airports outside, you will understand better
Almost everything in Nigeria is a sham.

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Re: NCAA Records 19, 323 Delays, 348 Cancellations In H1 2018 by Jaytecq(m): 2:31pm On Sep 27, 2018
ok...
Re: NCAA Records 19, 323 Delays, 348 Cancellations In H1 2018 by BrokenCock: 2:42pm On Sep 27, 2018
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Re: NCAA Records 19, 323 Delays, 348 Cancellations In H1 2018 by Paentera(m): 10:53pm On Sep 27, 2018
To get some perspective, OP, can we get data of other years or at least for 2017 for the same period in order to gauge performance and measure any improvement
Re: NCAA Records 19, 323 Delays, 348 Cancellations In H1 2018 by Akosbaba(m): 10:54pm On Sep 27, 2018
Does anyone know if airlines will be working tomorrow. I'm asking cause of the threat by organized Labour

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