Azman Air (AZM, Kano) is reportedly in trouble with authorities again after lawmakers filed a NGN5 billion naira (USD12.1 million) damages claim against the airline over a delayed flight.

In case number CV/2884/2021 filed by their lawyer, Nkemakolam Okoro, at the Federal High Court in Abuja on November 1, five federal parliamentarians and four Nigerian nationals are claiming damages after their September 22 flight ZQ2332, from Kano to Abuja, was delayed by almost 12 hours from around noon until after midnight the next day, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

They alleged the delay was a breach of the air carriage contract between the airline and its passengers, which had also caused them “psychological and emotional trauma, public embarrassment” and loss of legislative hours in the National Assembly, he said. The MPs involved are Agunsoye Rotimi, Benjamin Kalu, Ikengbo Dele Gboluga, Bala Kokani, Eke Dede, with the additional claimants being Rijau Shehu Saleh, Henry Archibong, Kabo Abdullahi Alhassan, and Ahmed Mariya Bashir.

They are also demanding a written public apology from the airline published in three national dailies, The Sun, ThisDay, and The Guardian.

The airline was not immediately available for comment.