Several Nigerian airlines have said they will cease operations from Monday because of the high cost of jet fuel. The cost to operate a one-hour flight has more than doubled recently.
That’s according to the Airline Operators of Nigeria association, which has posted a statement, local media reported.
Domestic flights have been disrupted since March, while 225 flights by nine airlines could be canceled from next Monday, according to reports.
Jet fuel prices have rocketed since Russia invaded Ukraine, which triggered a spike in the crude oil market.