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Arik Air Resumes Operations


By Modupe Gbadeyanka

One of the big players in the aviation industry in Nigeria, Arik Air, has recommenced flight operations on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

This followed suspension of operations On Tuesday because it could not its aircraft insurance, but that seems to have been sorted out by the management.

Spokesman of Airk Air, Mr Adebanji Ola, said in a statement that, “We have resolved the issues relating to the insurance. Our flights have resumed but our full operations will start tomorrow. Two flights are already leaving to Port Harcourt and Abuja this evening. We sincerely apologise to our clients.”

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The airline assured its customers of continued quality services, promising to lessen any inconvenience the suspension could have caused them.

This was echoed by the Group CEO of Arik Air, Dr Michael Arumemi-Ikhide, in another statement.

“Where flights have been cancelled, the airline will notify passengers through SMS and in such cases, passengers will be accommodated on first available alternative flight as soon as normal flight operations resume,” he said.

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Airk Air has asked all customers to contact its “Call Centre (01-2799999), Airport or City ticket offices or visit the airline’s Website ( for further updates. Passengers are also advised to check with the airline regarding the status of their flights before proceeding to the airport.”

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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