Hundreds of passengers were left stranded at the airport due to flight cancellations resulting from bad weather.
Report has it that the Murtala Mohammed Airport 2 and the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) delayed most of their early Thursday morning flights and that the flights where out rightly cancelled by the airlines.
The passengers mostly affected by the cancellations were those en route Benin, Enugu, Calabar, Port-Harcourt and Akure.
The airlines said the flights were cancelled because the visibility at these places were currently below the 800 meters minimal accepted in most of the airports in the country.
The Communications Manager of Air Peace, Mr Chris Iwarah, said the airline operators were counting their losses as a result of the inclement weather.
He said: “We have been cancelling flights to the areas worst hit by bad weather because we don’t want to endanger the lives of our guests.
“Today, we have cancelled flights going to Port Harcourt, Benin and Calabar.
“It is unfortunate because we have adequate aircraft to operate these routes but we are being hampered by adverse weather.’’
The affected passengers expressed their disappointed at the flight delay and how their plans has been disrupted.
However Air Peace Manager, Mr Chris, pleaded with affected passengers to exercise patient as he explains that the weather is the reason for the delay.