As of January 23, several international flights at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos, Nigeria, have been grounded due to strike action by the staff of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO).
The strike is in protest of the demand for salary increments. Many travelers who arrived at the airport this morning were surprised to find that airport staff would not be working, as they were participating in the strike.
NAHCO handles check-in, boarding, and ramp services for several international airlines, including Air France/KLM, Qatar, Ethiopian Airlines, Delta Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and Turkish Air.
The striking staff had met with management on January 22nd, but the meeting did not result in any resolution, leading to the strike action being carried out on the 23rd. The Ministry of Aviation has yet to comment on this development.