Arik Air announces full operational services to all routes
Arik Air has announced that it is back to full operational service after Monday’s picketing by unions.
in a statement signed by its management, the airline said it was pleased to inform the flying public that Arik Air is back to full flight operations “following the resolution of the illegal picketing embarked upon by a section of the workers’ union on Monday, September 14, 2020″.
“Normal flights have since resumed. While we regret the untold inconvenience caused by the disruption, we seize the opportunity to assure you of our continued commitment to your safety and well-being as our valued customer,” Arik Air said.
“Our major domestic hubs at Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja are fully operational and flights are available for you to connect to your destinations seamlessly.
“We currently operate flights to Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Benin, Asaba, Kano, Yola, Ilorin and Jos. It is our intention to give you more flexibility in your travel plans by expanding our network in the near future.
“Our safety and on time records remain unsurpassed and we remain fully committed to sustaining these standards,” it said.
The airline’s operations were grounded on Monday by workers under the aegis of National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and the Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), who said the company did not accede to their demands on Condition of Service.
The workers’ protest left air passengers across Nigeria who were scheduled to board Arik Air on Monday stranded.
But in an earlier statement on Tuesday, the management of Arik Air announced the resumption of normal flight operations after Monday’s disruption.
The airline’s spokesman, Adebanji Ola, said all the early morning flights for the day were operated as scheduled.
“All our early morning flights for Tuesday, 15 September, 2020 operated in and out of Lagos on schedule and all other flights for the day will operate as scheduled,” Ola said.