Indigenous airline, First Nation believed to be owned by All Progressives Congress ( APC) chieftain, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, may have suspended all its scheduled flights till next week Thursday, August 11.
Informed sources within the airline told NigerianCurrent that the airline suspended flights due to “Operational reasons”.
Efforts to speak with the airline communications department has not yielded fruit.
Nigerian Current noticed that the airline operations has been skeletal since Wednesday, August 3 when it cancelled its flights to Port Harcourt and delayed several Abuja bound flights. It has since been in long hour delays or in some cases merging flights.
Ground operations staff of the airline were initially quick to blame scarcity of aviation fuel to the airline epileptic operations but the informed source told Nigerian Current that the suspension of flight was inevitable to avoid further embarrassments.
First Nation since it commenced operations few years ago has maintained high standards both by its ground staff and flight operations. Most passengers believed that it is one of the best run airline in Nigeria.
The recent developments in the airline is raising fears that the company may have also been hit by the current economic troubles in the country.
Several foreign airlines have either cancelled their operations or reduce flights to Nigeria due to the nation’s current financial crisis.