Arik Air reinstates flights to Maiduguri

Arik Air is set to reintroduce flights from Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital with effect from Monday, May 10, 2021. The airline said passengers travelling from Lagos can connect seamlessly to the service from Abuja. Arik Air stated that the four weekly Abuja-Maiduguri flights will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The airline is assuring passengers of their safety and well-being at every stage of flight, as the airline’s crew are poised to give customers the Arik signature treatment. Arik Air’s chief executive officer,…

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Arik Air resumes direct flights from Lagos to Kano

Arik Air is set to resume direct flights from the nation’s commercial capital, Lagos to the ancient city of Kano effective Tuesday, April 27, 2021. The three weekly flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The airline said the decision to reintroduce direct flights between Lagos and Kano was informed by the importance of both cities as centres of commerce. Arik Air has always been known for the promotion of economic activities among the components states of Nigeria. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Arik Air, Captain Roy Ilegbodu…

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Arik Air celebrates Easter with donations to old people’s, orphanage homes, IDP camps

In the spirit of the Easter celebrations, Arik Air has donated sundry items to Old People’s Homes, Orphanages and Internally Displaced People (IDP) camps across the country. The donations, which was in line with the airline’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), included food items like rice, beans, noodles, spaghetti, beverages, detergents and bed sheets. The beneficiaries of the items were Holy Family Home for the Elderly (Regina Mundi Catholic Church, Mushin Lagos); The Amazing Grace Foundation Old People’s Home, Kado, Abuja; Jesus Orphanage & Widow’s Home, Elelenwo, Port Harcourt; Hope Motherless…

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Arik Air dismisses social media stories alleging unsafe operations, restates commitment to safe operations

The management of Arik Air has dismissed stories published on the social media claiming that its operations are unsafe following an incident last week. A statement signed by Captain Roy Ilegbodu, chief executive officer of Arik Air said the incident referred to by the author of the article occurred in Abuja on the 8th of March 2021. Captain Ilegbodu explained that: “For the records, the actions taken by the crew of the flight were strictly precautionary as the Pilot-in-Command of the aircraft took the necessary safety measures by returning the…

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Arik Air CEO seeks priority of vaccination for aviation workers

The chief executive officer, CEO of Arik Air Capt. Roy Ilegbodu calls for immediate vaccination of aviation workers as frontline workers. This he says will help keep the economy running and enable more People to travel knowing they are safe. He said this when he hosted the publisher of Atqnews and Travellers Magazine Ambassador Ikechi Uko in his Office. Mr Uko was at the Arik Air head office in Ikeja Lagos to personally deliver an Invitation for the Annual Abuja Jabamah Travel Event. The 2020 Travellers award will hold on…

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Arik Air declares 300 staff redundant

The management of Arik Air (In Receivership) has declared 300 staff members redundant to its current level of operations. The airline stated that the management was forced to take the decision following the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the constrained ability of the airline to complete heavy maintenance activities and return its planes to operations, stunted revenues against increasing operational costs. A statement signed by Arik Air’s manager, PR & communications, Adebanji Ola, said the leadership of the impacted unions have been contacted to negotiate a redundancy…

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Union’s picketing : Arik Air apologises to passengers over flights disruption

The management of Arik Air (In Receivership) has apologised to all of the airline’s passengers whose travel plans have been disrupted by the picketing carried out by a section of the aviation workers’ union, the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) on Thursday, December 3, 2020. A statement sign by the Arik Air’s public reltions and communications manager, Mr Adebanji Ola said the picketing disrupted operations in Lagos thereby preventing its personnel from processing passengers at both the Murtala Muhammed Airport Domestic Terminal 1 and 2 (MMA2). Ola stated…

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Arik Air resumes flight operations Saturday Oct 24

Arik Air has announced the resumption of flight operations in and out of Murtala Muhammed Airport Ikeja, Lagos from Saturday, October 24, 2020 following the easing of the curfew imposed by the Lagos state government. The airline said flights across the country will operate as scheduled and passengers are advised to arrive at the airport early to have ample time to complete boarding formalities. The management of Arik Air advised customers who could not use their tickets during the period of the curfew can modify such tickets at no extra…

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Arik Air resumes lean operations Friday, October 23 

Arik Air will be resuming limited flights to some destinations where there are no curfews on Friday, October 23, 2020. Specifically, the airline will be operating flights from its second hub in Abuja to Port Harcourt, Ilorin, Benin, Kano and Yola. On Friday, Arik Air will operate one flight each from Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja to Port Harcourt, Ilorin and Kano. Also, on Saturday, the airline will operate one flight each from Abuja to Port Harcourt, Benin and Yola. The airline had on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 suspended all flights…

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24 hours curfew: Arik Air cancels wednesday, October 21 flights

Arik Air has cancelled all its flight operations for Wednesday, October 21, 2020 due to the 24 hours curfew announced by the Lagos State government on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. All booked passengers on the cancelled flights are advised to reschedule their flights for later dates at no extra cost. The Lagos State government announced a 24 hours curfew effective 4:00pm October 20, 2020.

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