Arik Air resumes operations, says in good standing with fuel marketers, others

By Sade Williams

Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest airline, has announced that it has resumed flight operations after a temporary suspension of flights on Tuesday due to delay of approval for airaft documentation relating to insurance renewal.

According to a statement signed by Ola Adebabji, its spokesman, it advised members of the public and its esteemed customers to discountenance the ‘disparaging allegations, unsubstantiated and uninformed claims about the airline’s inability to meet its financial obligations to aviation fuel marketers and a purported withdrawal of insurance services to Arik Air by its insurers’. 

It explained that while the current scarcity of aviation fuel (JET A1) has impacted on the operations of airlines in the country, Arik Air is in good standing with its fuel suppliers and has been meeting its obligations to them and to our insurers.

“With the regularization of the required documents relating to the renewal of the insurance, Arik Air will be resuming its normal flying schedule from 1100 hours on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.   Arik Air regrets the unfortunate inconvenience caused to its customers and reassures our customers of expedient rebooking of any affected flights”, it added.

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