Hundreds of air travellers on Thursday remained stranded in Lagos due to delays and cancellation of their flights as a result of adverse weather. Correspondents monitoring the situation at the Murtala Mohammed Airport 2 and the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) report that most of the early morning flights were delayed or out rightly cancelled by the airlines. The passengers mostly affected by the cancellations were those en route Calabar, Port Harcourt, Benin, Akure and Enugu. The airlines said the flights were cancelled because the visibilities at these places were currently below the 800 meters minima accepted in most of the airports in the country.
The Communications Manager of Air Peace, Mr Chris Iwarah, said the airline operators were counting their losses as a result of the inclement weather. He said: “We have been cancelling flights to the areas worst hit by bad weather because we don’t want to endanger the lives of our guests.