• Stowaway meets tragic end on Arik Air flight

    Stowaway meets tragic end on Arik Air flight

    A suspected stowaway was yesterday found dead in the main wheel well (the under carriage compartment) of an Air Arik  Airbus 330-200 aircraft after touching down at the Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa.

    The aircraft flew the scheduled Lagos-Johannesburg flight route had earlier departed the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos at 3:55pm on Tuesday and arrived in Johannesburg shortly before 11pm.

    Engineers of South African Airways Technical facility at the airport where the aircraft was scheduled for a routine […]

  • Arik Air announces flights reduction over aviation fuel scarcity

    Arik Air announces flights reduction over aviation fuel scarcity

    Arik Air on Wednesday announced reduction of flights due to the lingering scarcity of JET A1.

    The airline made the announcement in a statement by its Communications Manager, Mr. Ola Adebanji, in Lagos.

    Arik Air said that aviation fuel scarcity started manifesting last week when major oil marketers began to ration supply of the product to airlines.

    It said, “With a daily fuel need of about 500,000 litres and an average of over 100 daily flights, Arik Air is mostly affected by this […]

  • Investigate Arik Air for violation of safety rules – CSNAC urges NCAA

    Investigate Arik Air for violation of safety rules – CSNAC urges NCAA

    According to reports, the Civil Society Network Against Corruption has urged the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to investigate the a commercial airline, Arik Air, for allegedly endangering passengers lives and violating safety rules.

    In a petition signed by CSNAC’s chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju, and forwarded to the aviation authority, the coalition said it gathered from sources within the aviation industry that the airline is committing variety of illegalities by encouraging its pilots to ignore regulations, among others.

    Taking its cue from ‎the report […]

  • Arik Air marks 10 years of flying, plans 52 aircraft

    Arik Air marks 10 years of flying, plans 52 aircraft

    Arik Air on Monday celebrated its 10th year anniversary with the addition of a new Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft to its fleet.

    The airline’s Managing Director, Chris Ndulue, told newsmen in Lagos that the addition was part of plans of Arik to increase its fleet to 52 by 2025.

    Ndulue said the new aircraft was rolled out to celebrate 10 years of providing safe and secure air travel to the Nigerian public and continuous elevation of Nigeria’s global standing in aviation.

    He attributed the […]

  • Passengers stranded as Arik Air suspends operations

    Passengers stranded as Arik Air suspends operations

    Passengers Arik Air with plans to travel on Tuesday were left stranded as the airline cancelled all of its flight for the day and announced the suspension of its flights, pending approval of its aircraft documentation related to insurance renewal.

    The airline said in a statement announced the temporary suspension of its flight operations that it was working round the clock “to resolve the necessary documentation, which has been a challenge due to the long weekend holidays due to Ed al […]

  • Arik Air blames ILS for passengers flight delay, cancellation

    Arik Air blames ILS for passengers flight delay, cancellation

    Arik Air yesterday blamed the Instrument Landing System, ILS, at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja and technical problems on their plane already boarded by passengers at Port-Harcourt International Airport for the delay and eventual cancellation of their Abuja bound flight.

    The airline yesterday at the Port Harcourt airport kept its passengers on board stranded before announcing cancellation of the flight.

    The Arik plane whose number could not be ascertained as at press time was scheduled to depart Port Harcourt as last flight of […]

  • Arik Air denies suspending Lagos-Accra flights

    Arik Air denies suspending Lagos-Accra flights

    Arik Air on Thursday said it has not suspended flight operations to Accra, Ghana.

    But, Aero and Dana Airlines have temporarily suspended operations on the route, for reasons industry hinted borders on limited access to foreign exchange, non-availability of aircraft to service the route and other factors.

    Arik Air’s Chief Commercial Officer, Suraj Sundaram, said the airline is still operating between the Lagos-Accra and Abuja-Accra routes and is not contemplating suspension of flights as claimed by a section of the media.

    “We have […]