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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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 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 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, Police pledge enhanced cooperation to boost aviation security

Photo caption: (L-R) – Arik Air’s Chief Pilot, Captain Abdullahi Mahmud; Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Airport Command, Danjuma Ibrahim; Arik Air Senior Vice President Operations, Captain Adetokunbo Adekunbi; Commissioner of Police, Airport Command, Bolaji Fafowora and Arik Air Chief Finance Officer, Ayodeji Ilesanmi durin the visit of the new AIG to Arik Air head office in Ikeja, Lagos.

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