Arik Air to resume domestic flights on July 8


Arik Air has  announced the resumption of its domestic flights from July 8, on the  back of the Federal Government’s decision to re-open Lagos and Abuja airports for flight operations.

The Arik Air Chief Executive Officer, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, made this known via a statement he released wherein it was explained that the airline would be operating three daily flights from Lagos to Abuja in the first phase of the restart.

Ilegbodu said that by July 11, the Port Harcourt route would be added to the schedule from July 11, when the International Airport would be reopened for operations.

The statements read in part, “Passengers have been assured of their safety and wellbeing at every stage of their flight.

“The airline has put various measures in place, in line with COVID-19 health protocols, as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the Federal Government of Nigeria.

“Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport three hours before scheduled departure time so as to have ample time to undergo all security and health protocols before flight.

“Furthermore, all passengers are required to come properly kitted with their face masks.

“We are ready to fly our esteemed customers again. All preparations have been made to make flying in this extraordinary period in the world safe and pleasurable.

“Arik has worked actively with aviation agencies for an effective re-start of the industry and also ensure that agreed health measures are effectively implemented.”

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