WORKERS GROUND ARIK AIR OPERATIONS LEAVING PASSENGERS STRANDED

Arik Air operations were on Thursday grounded by the National Union of Air Transport Employees over poor working conditions. The workers blocked the entrance of the airline’s headquarters, carrying placards with different inscriptions. Some of the inscriptions read, “End Arik brutality”, and “Sign our condition of service and recall all staff”. They alleged that several members of staff had been furloughed, adding that pensions were being owed. State Secretary of NUATE, Ijeh Anthony, explained that the issue had lingered for long, vowing to continue the strike till all demands are…

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CORONAVIRUS: ARIK AIR PLACES EMBARGO ON FLIGHTS TO 3 WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Nigeria’s Arik Air has announced the temporary suspension of flights to all its West Coast destinations effective Monday, March 23, 2020. The West Coast countries include Accra, Ghana, Monrovia, Liberia, and Dakar, Senegal The management of the airline took the decision after a careful analysis of the novel CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) Speaking on the development, the Chief Executive Officer of Arik Air, Captain Roy Ilegbodu elaborated: “The safety and well-being of our personnel and valued customers are paramount…

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CRASH AVERTED AS ARIK AIRLINE PLANE FROM LAGOS TO PORT HARCOURT MAKES A RETURN

Wole Shadare An Arik Air aircraft, a Boeing 737-700 NG aircraft operating flight W3 740 from Lagos to Port Harcourt, Wednesday morning made an air return back to Lagos due to an oil indication light. The aircraft was on its climb when the pilot in command noticed the indication light and as a safety precaution opted to return to airport of departure – Lagos. In a statement, Communications Manager for the airline, Mr. Banji Ola, said: “The Captain contacted the Lagos control tower to intimate the Air Traffic Controller (ATC)…

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