News - Arik Air

Arik, Aero May Merge As National Carrier

5 months ago /
Transport  

A likely merger and conversion of assets of Arik Air and Aero Contractors is one of the options being considered by the Federal Government (FG) in the buildup to a new national carrier for the country. The option, according to sources, is due to the alleged debt burden of the airlines....

Arik Air Extends N16,000 Fare Till Easter

6 months ago /
Nation 

Arik Air has extended the validity of the ongoing N16, 000 promotional fare to cover the period of Easter. The special fare which enables an air traveller to buy a one-way ticket to any destination in Nigeria with N16, 000 was originally scheduled to end on March 31. The extension of the promo will...

Arik Airline Resumes Flight Operations

6 months ago /
Nation 

Arik airline has resumed services after flight operations were disrupted on Thursday, following the protests by aviation unions in Lagos. This followed the intervention of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), which said that both parties have agreed to sheathe their sword. The union workers had accused the current management of the...

Unions Clash With Arik Air Staff Over Airline’s Management

6 months ago /
Nation 

It’s been a day of protests at the Arik Air office in Lagos, as Aviation Unions and staff of the airline have clashed over differences in the operations of the airline. Aviation Union Workers earlier on Thursday trooped out to demonstrate against the current management which they described as intolerant of unionism,...

AMCON: Arik Air Grounded By N352.5b Debt

8 months ago /
Nation 

Arik Air was taken over by Assets Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, because the airline was owing it N146 billion, out of a total N352.5 billion owed global creditors, AMCON’s CEO, Ahmed Kuru said. He made this known at a meeting with the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial...

Arik Air To Go To Court Over Takeover

8 months ago /
Nation 

The management of Arik Air has said it will challenge the take-over of the airline by the Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), in court. The Senior Vice President, Operations at Arik Air, Capt. Ado Sanusi, said this at a news briefing with the newly appointed receiver Manager, Mr Oluseye Opasanya...

Government Takes Over Arik Airline

8 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has taken over Arik Airline, which has been experiencing difficulties in recent times. According to the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), the decision to intervene “Clearly underscores the government’s commitment to instilling sanity in the country’s aviation sector and prevent a major catastrophe. The airline will now be...

Arik Air Resumes Flight

10 months ago /
Nation 

Arik Air, says it has resumed flights following a deal to end a strike that grounded many of its flights yesterday, leaving thousands of local and foreign passengers stranded.  Aviation unions called the strike on Tuesday to demand that the company pay them seven months’ salary arrears.  Arik said in a statement...

Arik Air Cuts Flights Amid Fuel Shortage

10 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s biggest airline, Arik Air, has suspended more than 55% of its domestic flights because of chronic shortages of aviation fuel. Workers at the airline have also gone on strike today in protest over pay and working conditions. The flight cancellations will bring fresh misery to thousands of Nigerians trying to fly...

Arik Air Suspends Operations Temporarily

1 year ago /
Nation 

One of the largest airline operator in west Africa have suspended operations temporarily pending approval of aircraft documentation related to insurance renewal. This is coming barely two weeks after aero and first nation suspended services for technical and solvency related matters The group chief executive officer, Arik air, Michael Arumeni-ikhide Tuesday signed...

ARIK Air Passengers Stranded As Workers Shutdown Operations

1 year ago /
Transport  

Arik Air operations were yesterday disrupted at the General Aviation Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja Lagos. This was as a result of protest by aviation workers under the aegis of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) over alleged indebtedness of the airline to the Federal Airports Authority...

 

Man, 57, Dies Aboard Arik Air's Owerri-Lagos Flight

1 year ago /
Nation  Oddities 

A 57-year-old man, Albert  Nnadi, was on Wednesday confirmed  dead on board an Arik Air flight from Owerri to Lagos. The passenger was said to have been found dead at the point when passengers were disembarking the flight at the Murtala Muhammed Domestic Airport  Terminal One, Lagos. The deceased, who was accompanied...

Lagos Airport Police Command Arrest Passenger Smoking On Board

2 years ago /
Nation  Transport  

The Lagos Airport Police Command has arrested a Nigerian passenger, Lawal Oluwabusola, for smoking cigarette in an Arik Air flight on London to Lagos route. In a statement on Sunday by Mr Livinus Chukwuma, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Airport Command in Lagos, said that Olubusola was arrested on Sunday...

Arrests In MMIA Rose By 16.22% - NDLEA

2 years ago /
Security 

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says the statistics of drug arrests and seizures at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, shows that arrests increased by 16.22 percent. The Head of Public relations of NDLEA, Mitchel Ofoyeju, who made the disclosure in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos, also...

 

Thief Nabbed Stealing From Passenger Onboard Flying Plane

2 years ago /
Nation 

A Nigerian passenger (name withheld) who was travelling on Business Class from Abuja to Enugu State aboard Arik Air was caught stealing from another passenger during flight, according to reports. The suspect was caught on November 28, 2014, was handed over to the security operatives at the airport. A close source...

Arik Air To Schedule More Flights To Key Destinations Ahead Of Festive Season

2 years ago /
Transport  

Arik Air on Thursday announced its plan to provide additional flights to key domestic destinations for intending passengers during the festive period between Dec. 19 and Dec. 24. Managing Director of the airline, Mr Chris Ndulue, made the announcement in a statement signed by the airline's Head, Public Affairs in Lagos. In...

Arik Airline Increases Flight Frequency On Domestic Routes

2 years ago /
Transport  

The Managing Director, Arik Airline, Mr Chris Ndulue, on Wednesday said the airline had increased its flight frequency on the Enugu, Benin, Calabar and Ibadan routes to cope with demand of passengers. Ndulue spoke in an interview with aviation correspondents in Lagos. He said that the increase was also to give air...

 

Minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development Declares Akwaaba 2014 Open

2 years ago /
Nation 

The 2014 edition of Akwaaba African Travel Market, a forum for operators in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries as well as prospective investors to interact, has opened in Lagos. At the opening on Sunday, the Minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development, Mrs Akon Eyakenyi, commended the efforts of the...

NIAA To Honour Gowon, Adenuga And Dangote

3 years ago /
Nation 

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, Chairman of Globacom, Dr. Mike Adenuga and Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote amongst other notable personalities are to be honoured at this year's Nigerian International Athletes Association (NIAA) Diaspora Award. They are to be honoured at the award night/banquet scheduled to hold at...

Okada, Kabo, Associated, others Apply For Operational Licences

3 years ago /
Nation  Transport  

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority is currently processing the application for licenses for Twenty-six airline for operations . Information obtained from the NCAA on Wednesday showed that 16 of the applicants are seeking Air Operators Certificates to operate scheduled domestic flights in the country. The remaining 10 airlines are undergoing recertification processes...


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