Arik Air announces arrival aircraft from maintenance

Arik Air has announced the arrival of one of its aircraft fresh from maintenance overseas. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-700 NG touched down in Lagos Wednesday morning and it has since been deployed to service. The aircraft which went through heavy maintenance at the Approved Maintenance Organisation (MRO) came back with fresh C-check, new exterior and interior fittings. It is the first of the four aircraft expected to return from maintenance this month. Other three are due to arrive between now and end of May. Speaking on the latest development,…

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Arik Air introduces Fly to Vote promo

Arik Air has introduced a N16, 000 Fly to Vote promotion to encourage Nigerians travel to their respective wards to cast their votes in the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly Elections, as well as the Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly Elections holding across the country on February 23, 2019 and March 9, 2019 respectively. The N16, 000 promotional fare is the one-way ticket cost to any domestic destination on Arik Air’s network and customers must present a valid Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC) at the point of purchase and at…

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Arik Air reinstates flights to Warri, Gombe, MMA2 as FAAN suspends action

Arik Air is reinstating flights to Osubi Airport, Warri and Gombe Airport as well as move all Port Harcourt bound flights back to Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 (MMA2) with immediate effect. This follows the suspension of an earlier decision by Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria’s (FAAN) to withdraw Aviation Security, fire fighting and rescue services to the airports. Arik Air said it regret any inconvenience the earlier closure of the three airports may have caused its esteemed customers. The airline assured customers of a hitch-free operations this festive season.

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Arik suspends flights from MMA2, Warri, Gombe as FAAN withdraws services to airports

The management o Arik Air has announced the suspension of flights to Osubi Airport, Warri, Gombe Airport and Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2). This follows the withdrawal of services to the airports by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) through a notice to the airlines In a Notice To Airmen (NOTAM) issued on Saturday, December 8, 2018, FAAN stated that it will be withdrawing Aviation Security, fire fighting and rescue operations from Osubi, Gombe and MMA2 from midnight of Sunday, December 9, 2018. Consequently, Arik Air will be…

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Arik Air resumes flights to Warri

Arik Air is set to resume flight operations to Osubi Airport, Warri with effect from Friday, October 26, 2018 following the reopening of the Airport closed on September 3, 2018 by the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA). Arik Air operates two daily flights from Lagos to Warri and one flight from Abuja to Warri. All the flights into Osubi are resuming same day. The airline, according to its chief executive officer, Captain Roy Ilegbodu, is pleased to welcome passengers back on the Lagos-Warri and Abuja-Warri routes with a promise of…

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Interlining is the way to go in aviation business – Onyema, Air Peace boss

“SAATM has to be in level of reciprocity, not one sided” “Airport infrastructures not supportive of airlines operations” From peace building to aviation, Barrister Allen Onyema, the chairman of Air Peace has taken the Nigerian aviation industry by storm, redefining the business of air travel in Nigeria and West Africa. Onyema has always been vocal and passionate on the problems confronting the domestic airlines, the Nigerian aviation industry, and ways forward. In this interview with Franklin Ihejirika at the recently concluded 22nd Annual Seminar of the League of Airport and…

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Arik Air, Presidential Air Fleet sign MOU on capacity building

Photo caption (L-R): Director of Flight Operations Arik Air, Captain Adetokunbo Adekunbi; CEO Arik Air, Captain Roy Ilegbodu; Commander Presidential Air Fleet, Air Commodore Hasan Abubakar and Head of Operations Presidential Air Fleet, Squadron Leader Abubakar Adamu at the signing of MOU between Arik Air and Presidential Air Fleet. Arik Air, Nigeria’s leading carrier and Presidential Air Fleet (PAF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on capacity building which empowers the airline to assist in imparting proficiency and line training for the PAF’s pilots. According to the terms of the agreement, Arik Air shall provide pilots of…

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