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Umrah: Lawmaker Threatens To Sue Air Peace Over Change Of Ticket, Flight Delay

KATSINA – The lawmaker representing Musawa/Matazu federal constituency of Katsina State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Abdullahi Aliyu Ahmed, has threatened to take legal action against the management of Air Peace Airlines over alleged maltreatment.

Ahmed, who doubles as the chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Interior, disclosed this on Sunday, while accusing the airlines of changing his flight ticket from business class to economy class after paying about N12 million from Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano (MAKIA) to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

According to him, he boarded flight P4752 alongside his family to King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, for the lesser hajj (Umrah), saying the flight was supposed to depart Kano Airport on March 27, 2024, but it was delayed till the next day.

The lawmaker expressed displeasure at the incessant cases of delay, flight disruptions, and change of schedule without adequate notice to passengers by the management of Air Peace.

Describing the spate of flight disruptions, poor customer experience and poor handling of passengers by Air Peace as inhuman, unacceptable and must be tackled immediately, he said that the contemplated legal action was imperative because what happened between him and Air Peace was one of the numerous maltreatments customers were subjected to in the Nigerian aviation sector.

He vowed to work with his colleagues in the National Assembly to ensure that Air Peace and other errant airlines were sanctioned appropriately without fear or favour, noting that it is no longer business as usual.

“I paid about N12 million for a business class ticket on 22 March 2024 and we were supposed to depart Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport on March 27th to Jeddah for lesser hajj. But Air Peace changed the ticket to economy class without compensation.

“Unfortunately, they delayed our flight till the next day. This is a clear case of a breach of contract by Air Peace. They should pay back the money otherwise I will be left with no option but to approach the court for a redress,” the lawmaker stated.

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