• Arik gets certification to fly to Europe

    Arik gets certification to fly to Europe

    According to reports, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted Arik Air Third Country Operator (TCO) authorisation, which allows it to operate to any European country.

    The airline made the announcement in a statement by its Communications Manager, Ola Adebanji, which was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Wednesday.

    The statement said the TCO authorisation was a requirement for all non-European Union registered commercial operators that fly to EU countries under the Air Operator Certificate (AOC).

    It said: […]

  • NCAA receives 68 passengers’ complaints in three months, Arik tops list

    NCAA receives 68 passengers’ complaints in three months, Arik tops list

    According to reports, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority said it received a total of 68 complaints from domestic and international air passengers in the third quarter of 2016.

    This was contained in a document issued by the NCAA’s Consumer Protection Department, which was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos.

    It said 47 complaints were received from passengers flying international routes, while 21 were received from passengers on domestic routes.

    According to the document, Arik Air recorded the highest […]

  • Arik resolves aircraft insurance renewal issue, set to resume operations

    Arik resolves aircraft insurance renewal issue, set to resume operations

    According to reports, the operation of Arik Air was on Tuesday disrupted due to aircraft insurance renewal, leaving its passengers stranded across airports in the country.

    However, the airline moved quickly to resolve the issue.

    This led late on Tuesday to the announcement of restoration of the airline’s operations beginning from Wednesday (today).

    All the airlines scheduled flights were cancelled on Tuesday over the issue, prompting its customers to seek alternative flights.

    The Communications Manager of the airline, Ola Adebanji, said the disruption was […]

  • Arik, Aero, Dana suspend Lagos-Accra flights over Forex scarcity

    Arik, Aero, Dana suspend Lagos-Accra flights over Forex scarcity

    Nigerian Indigenous airlines, Arik Air, Aero Contractors and Dana Air, have suspended sched­uled commercial flight operations between Lagos and Accra, Ghana, owing to the exorbitant foreign exchange (forex) cost.

    It was learnt that the airlines said they found it uneconomical to contin­ue doing business on the route given that charges paid to Ghana’s airport and regulatory agencies by for­eign airlines flying into the country are done in foreign currencies.

    “Most of our passengers are Nigerians and they usu­ally buy return tickets and […]

  • Arik Airline denies having Aircraft problem with U-23 team – See what they had to say

    Arik Airline denies having Aircraft problem with U-23 team – See what they had to say

    The management of Arik Airline yesterday debunked the report that its aircraft lost an engine and tyre on the Accra-Banjul flight which had the national U-23 team on board.

    Debunking the claim, Spokesman of the airline, Mr. Adebanji Ola stressed that the U-23 team and other passengers on board the aircraft were never in danger of an air accident.

    According to him, “Against the reports in the dailies, none of the aircraft in question lost a tyre on landing in Accra and […]

  • Two Arik Planes Clash In Lagos,Wing Tips Damaged

    Two Arik Planes Clash In Lagos,Wing Tips Damaged

    Two planes belonging to Arik Air, yesterday, brushed each other while manoeuvring out of the apron at the General Aviation Terminal, GAT, of Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
    Following the incident, the two planes had their wing tips damaged and have been grounded to allow further investigation into the incident.

    Reacting to the incidence, spokesman of the airline, Mr. Adebanji Ola, said in a statement: “Two of our aircraft, Boeing 737-800NG were this afternoon (yesterday) involved in a wing-tip brush at the General […]