In view of this, they threatened that they may be forced to retrench some of their workers, if the unions sustained the closure of the terminal.
Airlines operating from MMA2 to various destinations in the country include Dana, Aero, Arik, Med-View, Azman, Max Air and First Nation.
One of the airlines’ officials, who craved for anonymity, said: “For now, we have lost over N63million to the ongoing industrial action and losing such money in an industry where airlines are still grappling with a myriad of challenges is unacceptable and disappointing to say the least. We do not know how the situation will be in the coming days and we might have no other option than to downsize, if the action stretches for too long.”
While lamenting the extent of damage to their businesses, the airlines expressed regrets that the labour unions disobeyed a court order and continued their strike, which they said was ill-timed, not minding the effects of the action on the businesses of others.
They expressed regrets at the chaotic situation at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) and said this had been worsened by the blockade of MMA2, which they described as the most conducive terminal for their guests.
They advised the parties involved to resolve the issues amicably in the interest of the passengers, the airlines, and other businesses operating at the terminal. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇