Covid19: Arik Air donates palliative items to Lagos communities

Arik Air has donated palliative items to some communities in Lagos state to cushion the effect of the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. The items donated were mainly food items such as rice and beans. The areas covered by the donation were Ewu-Tuntun/Mafoluku community around the Murtala Muhammed Airport and Arigbanla community in Orile-Agege, both in Lagos  The presentation of the food items was made on behalf of the management of Arik Air by a team led by the airline’s Head of Business, Central/West Africa, Sylvester Egogo and Manager…

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Covid 19 crisis: Arik Air implements 80% pay cut for all staff for April

The management of Arik Air has implemented an 80 percent pay cut for all members of staff across the entire organization for the month of April 2020. The management of the airline in a statement signed by the managing director/chief executive Officer,capt. Roy Ilegbodu stated that starting from May 1st 2020, no fewer than 90percent of its staff will proceed on leave without pay until further notice. Capt. Ilegbodu noted that this position will be reviewed on a monthly basis and communications on further developments will be shared by its…

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Arik Air suspends commercial flight operations from March 27

Arik Air has announced a temporarily suspension of all scheduled commercial flight operations effective 23:00hrs on Friday, March 27, 2020. The management of the airline took this decision in order to mitigate the risk of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to its valued customers and staff, and hopes to resume services as soon as feasible. Customers who have confirmed tickets have been advised that they could still use their tickets when the airline resumes flight operations. Such tickets could also be modified at no extra charge. The chief executive officer…

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Arik Air suspends flights to West Coast over COVID-19

Arik Air has announced the temporary suspension of flights to all its West Coast destinations effective Monday, March 23, 2020. The management of the airline took the decision after a careful analysis of the novel CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). The chief executive officer of Arik Air, Captain Roy Ilegbodu elaborated: “The safety and well-being of our personnel and valued customers are paramount at this critical time. We do not want to take chances and this is why we have…

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Arik Air sweeps three industry awards

Arik Air got triple recognition at the weekend, thereby carting away most of the awards in the industry in the airline category. The airline bagged the awards for “Airline of the year 2019” and the “Best Cabin Crew (Domestic)” at the 10th edition of the Nigeria Aviation (NIGAV) Awards which held at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island over the weekend. Congratulating Arik Air, managing director and chairman of NIGAV Awards, Mr. Fortune Idu, said: “The NIGAV Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the airline. Arik Air has gone above and…

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Arik Air resumes services to Asaba, increases frequency to Owerri

Arik Air has announced the resumption of flight services to Asaba Airport in Delta state. Starting from Wednesday, December 18, 2019, Arik Air will be operating daily flights from Lagos to Asaba. The resumption of flights to Asaba is coming at a time when people are looking for seamless travel during the yuletide. Arik Air’s return to Asaba is nostalgic as the airline was the first to commence commercial flights to Asaba when the airport was inaugurated in 2011. Similarly, Arik Air, in the spirit of the yuletide season, will…

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Arik Air fleet receives massive boost as 2 aircraft arrive from C-Check

…. set for Christmas season Arik Air received two aircraft from C-Check over the weekend, thereby boosting the operations of the airline in the coming festive season. The two aircraft include a Q-400, while the Boeing 737-800 check was conducted by Lufthansa Technik AG in Malta. Over the last two years the current management has been working hard to improve the number of serviceable aircraft in the airline ’ s fleet. The efforts are yielding results. The Arik fleet are nearly mid – life and such require major overhaul of…

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Arik Air re-launches flight operations to Owerri

Arik Air is re-launching flight services to Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri the Imo State capital. Daily flights to Owerri from the Murtala Muhammed Domestic Airport, Lagos will resume on Monday, October 21, 2019. Arik Air suspended flights to Owerri early this year due to operational exigencies and since then passengers have been yearning for a return of the leading carrier. The re-launch of flights to Owerri is coming on the heels of the resumption of services to Warri by the airline on September 6, 2019. Arik Air’s Chief Executive Officer,…

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Arik Air celebrates customer service week with on- board gifts, musical performance

Arik Air is celebrating this year’s customer service week in grand style with on- board gifts and musical performance at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja Domestic Terminal 1 otherwise known as General Aviation Terminal (GAT). The objective is to celebrate the customer and thank them for keeping faith in the airline even during its turbulent periods. Since Monday, October 7 when the customer service week started, Arik Air has been serenading passengers at GAT with piano and violin thus making check-in procedure a pleasurable one. Passengers have also been winning…

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Arik Air resumes flights to Warri

Arik Air has resumed flights to Osubi Airport, Warri from Friday, September 6, 2019. The airline will be operating flights to Warri from both Lagos and Abuja every day of the week. Arik Air suspended operations to Osubi Airport, Warri earlier in the year because of its Bombardier Q400 aircraft that went for maintenance abroad. Arik Air’s chief executive officer, Captain Roy Ilegbodu said: “We are pleased to announce the return of flight services to Warri. We missed our highly esteemed customers during the period of our absence. We assure…

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