Nigeria: Arik Air resumes operations, apologises to passengers

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Barely 24 hours after announcing the suspension of services over its inability to renew insurance for the aircraft in its fleet, due to liquidity issues, Arik Air, Nigeria’s largest carrier, will resume full regular operations on Wednesday.

The spokesman of the airline, Mr Adebanji Ola, said in a statement that “we have resolved the issues relating to the insurance”, adding “We sincerely apologise to our clients.”

He said that flights had resumed "but our full operations" will start later on Wednesday. Two flights have already left for Port Harcourt and Abuja.

The Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Dr Michael Arumemi-Ikhide, in another statement also apologised to hundreds of customers who were stranded on Tuesday, at the end of the Islamic holidays, after the airline suddenly pulled scheduled flights nationwide.

“Where flights have been cancelled, the airline will notify passengers through SMS and in such cases, passengers will be accommodated on the first available alternative flight as soon as normal flight operations resume,” he said.
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14 september 2016 09:35:57

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