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Fuel subsidy strike fallout: KLM cancels Jan 11 flights to Nigeria. Air France still operating
| January 11, 2012
As the general strike called by the Nigeria Labour Congress, over the Federal Government's removal of fuel subsidy, continues into its third day, businesses, schools, offices, etc remain shut. While domestic airlines have since suspended operations, some international airlines have been flying during the strike, although there are some reports that some airlines were not able to land when they arrived in Lagos. Delta Airlines, had earlier notified its travellers that flights, from Jan 9 - Jan 13, to Lagos, Abuja, Kano could be impacted and this morning KLM suspended its flights from Amsterdam to Lagos, Abuja, Kano also. However, Air France is continuing its operations with flights to Port-Harcourt via Lagos. KLM is making day to day decisions on the operability of flights to Nigeria. Travellers are advised to check the airline's website for more information and remember that the Please let us know, in the comments section, any other airlines that have suspensed flights to Nigeria. KLM Announcement Dear Valued Customer, STRIKE IN NIGERIA: AIRFRANCE & KLM OPERATIONAL INFORMATION Due to the on-going strike in Nigeria, please find below relevant details regarding our flights. Air France Nigeria Operational News Air France flights to and from Paris, AF 3051 and AF 3054 (Paris / Lagos / Port Harcourt / Paris) are operating as scheduled. Any change in the current schedule will be duly communicated. Air France flights are operating as scheduled. KLM Nigera Operational News KL 587 and KL588 (Amsterdam / Lagos/ Amsterdam) and KL 577 (Amsterdam / Abuja - Kano / Amsterdam) of 11th January 2012 are cancelled. The decision to fly will depend on the situation in the country and will be taken on a day-to-day basis. A transfer customer embargo is in place for customers booked to travel to and from Nigeria on 11th January 2012 . The embargo will be lifted when normal operations resume. KLM has offered voluntary re-book options to passengers ticketed to and from Lagos and Abuja/Kano between Monday, 9th January 2012 and Friday, 13th January 2012. All penalties / change fees may be waived, even if required by the ticketed fare basis. All re-booking / re-issue must be completed by the end of the day on Friday, 20th January 2012. Outbound Travel should occur no later than Friday, 10th February 2012. For more information, please contact your travel agent, or our call-centre on:01 - 4610 777, 01-4612 555, 0803 461 2345, 0703 415 3801 or visit this web page - flight update Yours sincerely, AIR FRANCE KLM NIGERIA

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Missy    Abuja, Nigeria    January 12, 2012
It is so sad the way KLM reps in Abuja or should I say both Abuja and Lagos are handling this situation. in the case of Abuja, they are not even in thier office to answers questions or help out and the Lagos office numbers are "out of service" I don't just get it.
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