Arik Air recommences flights to Benin, Jos, Owerri, Asaba

Arik Air is continuing its phased restart of domestic flight operations post COVID-19 lockdown with resumption of services to four additional airports of Benin, Jos, Owerri and Asaba. The airline said flights to Benin, Jos and Owerri Airports will resume on Monday, August 3, 2020 while flights to Asaba Airport will resume on August 10, 2020. Arik Air stated further that it will be operating separate daily flights from Murtala Muhammed Airport Domestic Terminal 1, Ikeja, Lagos to Benin and Jos Airports. Flights from Lagos to Owerri will operate thrice…

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Air recommences flight services to Kano, Yola

Arik  Air  has   announced  the  resumption  of  flight  operations  to  Mallam  Aminu  Kano  International  Airport, Kano and Yola Airport effective Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Both services will originate from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja with connections to and from Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. Arik Air will be operating separate flights from Abuja to Kano and Yola. Flights from Abuja to Kano will operate four times weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday while flights from Abuja to Yola will operate thrice weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Passengers traveling…

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Arik Air resumes domestic flights July 8

Arik Air has announced the resumption of domestic flights from Wednesday, July 8, 2020 following the federal government’s decision to re-open Lagos and Abuja airports for flight operations. The airline will be operating three daily flights from Lagos to Abuja in the first phase of the restart while Port Harcourt will be added to the schedule from Saturday, July 11, 2020 when the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa is reopened for operations. Passengers have been assured of their safety and well-being at every stage of their flight as the airline…

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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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