Finally, Arik Hits The Skies Again
Thousands of Arik Airline customers across the country can now heave a sigh of relief.
The management of the airline says it has resolved the lingering disagreement with labour unions in a meeting mediated by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.
Unions at the meeting include the National Union of Air Transport Employees, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and National Association of Aircraft Pilot and Engineers.
The offices of the troubled airline were on Thursday picketed by the three aviation unions.
The airline has resumed normal operations with effect from Friday on all routes.
Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, the Chief Executive Officer of the airline, said: “the management apologises to its customers for the disruption of services on Thursday following the picketing of its operations by the unions.”
He added: “We reassure our customers of timely departure, great travel experience and look forward to welcoming them on board our flights.’’
Meanwhile, a top officials told newsmen that said the airline has reactivated its online platform for customers to book and pay online.
He explained that the airline’s on-time departure performance has improved by over 80 percent in the last three weeks.