—The aviation industry requires adequate regulation especially on safety, the rights of air passengers and the liability of air carriers. It is worrisome that air passengers face distressing challenges as delay of a scheduled flight; cancellation; lost, damaged or delayed baggage e.t.c despite the existence of laws. This paper appraise the Nigerian legal regime protecting consumers (air passengers) in the airline transportation and the nature of abuses perpetrated by air carries. It also appraise the rights of air passengers and the liability of carriers particularly in case of delay of flight and the extent of protection provided under the Nigerian laws. The paper explored the USA and EU air passenger protection regime and proffer recommendations for the amendment of the relevant aviation laws in Nigeria in line with the US and EU Laws.
—Air passenger, consumer protection, legal regime, aviation industry.
Aliyu Mustapha is with the Faculty of Law, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Aliyu Mustapha, "An Appraisal of Air Passenger Protection Laws for Delay of Flight in Nigeria," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 1-5, 2017.