• Tuesday, June 25, 2024
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Arik Air’s lessor partner withdraws CRJ 1000 aircraft from fleet

Arik Air recalls sacked pilots

Arik Air, one of Nigeria’s airlines, has announced the decision of JEM Leasing Limited owners of the CRJ 1000 registered as 5N-JEE and its financiers Export Development Canada (EDC) to sell the airplane, thereby withdrawing it from the Arik’s fleet.

The airline has also notified the public on decision of the buyer to tear down the plane.

In a statement by the airline, it stated that Arik Air, as the lessee since 2014, operated the aircraft pursuant to a lease agreement with JEM Leasing Limited and Arik discontinued operations of the CRJ fleet since 2019.

“Arik Air would like to assure all stakeholders, including passengers, partners, and the general public, that the decision by the owner and financier of the aircraft will not impact Arik’s operations or compromise its commitment to providing safe, reliable, and convenient air travel services,” the airline stated.