Arik resumes flight operations after admitting loss of insurance

Arik Air spreads its wings to Bauchi
Access Bank Plc

Arik Air has announced that it has resumed flight operations beginning from Wednesday at 11: 00 am.

In a statement, the airline urged the public to disregard reports suggesting that the airline is unable to meet its financial obligations to aviation fuel marketers and a withdrawal of insurance services to Arik Air by its insurers.

“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 have 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,” the statement said.

The airline said it regrets the inconvenience caused to its customers by the abrupt disruption of its service and reassures customers of expedient rebooking of their flights.

Despite the bluster in the statement, it was gathered that Arik Air lost its insurance cover because of its ability to pay its insurers in Europe, the airline is also owing fuel suppliers to its fleet.

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