Friday, 24 March 2017

Arik resolves impasse with aviation unions, resumes operations

The management of Arik Air has resolved the impasse with labour unions led by the Lagos State branch of National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) and the National Association of Aircraft Pilot and Engineers (NAAPE).

According to sources, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) brokered peace between Arik and the unions in a meeting on Thursday evening. Arik Air has therefore announced the normalization of operations with effect from Friday morning on all routes.

The management equally apologise to its customer for the disruption of services today following the picketing of its operations by the unions.

“We sincerely apologise to our customers for the disruption of our operations today caused by the picketing of our services,” Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, Chief Executive Officer of Arik Air said.
“We have resolved the issue with the unions and wish to inform the traveling public that our services will resume tomorrowmorning.

“We reassure our customers of on time departure and great travel experience and look forward to welcoming them on board our flights.”

Meanwhile the airline has reactivated its online platform for customers to book and pay online through all its network.