By Enyichukwu Enemanna
Nigerian domestic carrier, United Nigeria Airlines has explained the diversion of Abuja-bound flight to Asaba, the Delta State capital at the weekend, attributing it to “poor weather”.
Abuja-bound passengers on Flight NUA 0504 from the Lagos airport were surprised to have been flown to Asaba airport, stoking concerns.
The cabin crew, upon landing in Asaba, told the passengers that they had arrived at Abuja airport, creating confusion among the passengers.
However, in a statement by a spokesman for the airline, Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu, United Nigeria Airlines acknowledged the error on the part of its cabin crew.
The airline explained that the pilots of the aircraft temporarily diverted the flight to the Asaba airport due to “poor destination weather”.
“At all material time, the Pilot of the aircraft was aware of the temporary diversion and was properly briefed.
“Meanwhile, the aircraft has landed safely in Abuja following improvement on destination weather,” the statement read.