Arik Air has leased a Boeing 737-700 aircraft from Eznis Airways to boost its operations and the aircraft has arrived Nigeria.
The leased aircraft which was deployed into service from December 2, 2020 will enable Arik Air return to some routes which were suspended at the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was expected that the aircraft will boost Arik Air’s fleet in readiness for the Yuletide season.
The Chief Executive Officer of Arik Air, Captain Roy Ilegbodu, said: “We are pleased to announce the additional airplane to boost our operations and ensure we provide seamless and efficient service to our customers in this season.”
In another development, 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’ Uunion, the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) on Thursday.
“The said picketing disrupted operations in Lagos thereby preventing our personnel from processing passengers at both the Murtala Muhammed Airport Domestic Terminal 1 and 2 (MMA2),” it said.
The management said it was working relentlessly on resolving the impasse and assured its esteemed customers that normal flight operations will resume soonest.
It announced that passengers that were affected by the disruptions can revalidate their tickets for future flights at no extra cost.