Major Nigeria airline halts flights

2013-03-16 22:22

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Lagos - A major Nigerian airline says it has suspended its flights after failing to reach an agreement with striking workers.

Simon Tumba, a spokesperson for Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited, said on Saturday the strike, which started on Wednesday, has halted flights "temporarily".

Many foreign oil companies patronise Aero Contractors, which operates flights to major domestic destinations and neighbouring Ghana. The company's website said it is working to restore flights "as quickly as possible".

Nigeria's aviation industry has faced a series of challenges over the past year.

One of its carriers was grounded last June after a crash that killed more than 160 people. It has been battling to win back flyers' confidence since it resumed operations two months ago. Another carrier collapsed last year amid allegations it hadn't paid staff for months.

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