The London bound passengers who came to check in for the 1 pm on Sunday in the Med-view airline flight couldn’t proceed as the officials were missing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Some of the passengers had arrived as early as 10 a.m to make sure of their departure.
Though arrangements were made for some of the stranded passengers to stay at a hotel as stipulated by international aviation standards, many had already left the airport out of annoyance.
The spokesman of the Med-view, Mr. Obuke Oyibotha, explained the disruption was due to ‘operational Challenges’, and the matter would be resolved by Monday afternoon.
Med-view Airlines has been serving the London-Lagos route only from November 2015, but by May 2017 it was barred by European commission from operating in its airspace as the aircraft Boeing 767 used was found not airworthy. A total of 181 airlines were barred from flying into Europe.
Med-view has already obtained Boeing 747 on wet lease to continue its service.