Thursday, March 26, 2020

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    COVID-19: Ibom Air cuts capacity as another three domestic airlines suspend operation

COVID-19: Ibom Air cuts capacity as another three domestic airlines suspend operation

Ibom Air says it has begun to operate at 64% of its schedule capacity. The airline said this is in response to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has significantly reduced domestic passenger demand. Meanwhile, Arik Air, Azman Air and Dana Air have announced intentions to suspend flight operations. The three airlines said the decision was reached to support federal government efforts to [...]

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    Coronavirus: Arik Air suspends flights to Ghana, Liberia, Senegal

Coronavirus: Arik Air suspends flights to Ghana, Liberia, Senegal

Arik Air says flights to all of its destination in Ghana, Liberia and Senegal will be suspended. In a statement released on Monday, the airline said the suspension will be effective from Monday, March 23. Roy Ilegbodu, chief executive officer of Arik Air, was quoted to have said the decision was reached after a critical analysis of the coronavirus outbreak. The airline operates [...]

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    PH-bound Arik aircraft returns to Lagos after pilot notices technical fault

PH-bound Arik aircraft returns to Lagos after pilot notices technical fault

Arik Air says one of its aircraft made a return to Lagos when the pilot noticed an ''oil indication light" . The aircraft, a Boeing 737-700 NG operating flight W3 740, was bound for Port-Harcourt on Wednesday morning. In a statement, the airline said the pilot opted to return to the Lagos airport where it took off from as a safety precaution. The airline [...]

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    Hadi Sirika: Arik Air not suitable for national carrier

Hadi Sirika: Arik Air not suitable for national carrier

Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation, says the federal government has no intentions to convert Arik Air into a national carrier. Fielding questions from journalists at the end of the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, the minister said Arik Air will not be suitable for the carrier that the ministry is planning. Ahmed Kuru, the managing director of the Assets [...]

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    AMCON asks FG to convert Arik Air to national carrier

AMCON asks FG to convert Arik Air to national carrier

Ahmed Kuru, managing director of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), has asked the federal government to convert Arik Air to a national carrier. Jude Nwauzor, AMCON spokesman, quoted Kuru to have said this on Monday when he appeared before the senate committee on banking, insurance and other financial institutions. AMCON had taken over the airline in February 2017 owing to its [...]

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    ALERT: Arik cuts number of flights as its aircraft undergo maintenance in Europe

ALERT: Arik cuts number of flights as its aircraft undergo maintenance in Europe

Arik Air says it has cut down on its flight schedule to cope with the absence of some of its aircraft, which are currently undergoing maintenance in Europe. Via statement on Monday, the airline, said it has adjusted its scheduled operations to cope with the exigencies of its aircraft that are on mandatory maintenance. The airline said its fleet has "witnessed a [...]

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    Ilegbodu: Why Arik Air can’t fly international routes yet

Ilegbodu: Why Arik Air can’t fly international routes yet

Roy Ilegbodu, the managing director of Arik Air, says the airline cannot begin international operations because of the huge debts left by the previous managers. Speaking on Wednesday at the airline's headquarters, Ilegbodu said there is no guarantee that the company will resume plying international routes soon. The Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) had taken over the airline in February 2017 [...]

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    Poll shift: Aero, Arik slash fares to encourage voters

Poll shift: Aero, Arik slash fares to encourage voters

Nigerian carriers, Aero Contractors and Arik Air, have introduced promo fares to help Nigerians who wish to travel to go and vote during the presidential election. The airlines made the announcement in separate statements released on Monday in Lagos. Chika Ubendu, the spokesperson for Aero Contractors, said the airline has decided to slash its fares by 50% to encourage the citizens to [...]

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    There’ll be flight disruptions during this festive season, Arik alerts passengers

There’ll be flight disruptions during this festive season, Arik alerts passengers

Arik Air has announced that there will be disruptions in some of its flight routes during the Yuletide season. In a statement on Thursday, the airline attributed the situation to “operational issues and adverse weather conditions”. It said some coastal areas in the southern and eastern parts of the country will be most affected. “The management of Arik Air regrets to inform our  esteemed [...]

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    Arik blames electrical glitch for aborted Kaduna-bound flight

Arik blames electrical glitch for aborted Kaduna-bound flight

Arik Air says a glitch in its aircraft's auxiliary power unit was responsible for the aborted Jos and Kaduna-bound flight on Saturday. Passengers on the Boing 707 flight taking off from Lagos had panicked when the incident occurred at 3:15 pm. Adebanji Ola, Arik communications manager, said the pilot made the call to abort the flight because the Jos station "does not [...]

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    Our online portal is secure, says Arik

Our online portal is secure, says Arik

Arik Air has reassured its customers that its online portal is secure. This follows a report that data belonging to the airline’s customers between December 2017 and March 2018 was leaked. Justin Paine, head of trust & safety at Cloudflare, had said he discovered massive leak from the airline’s customer database during a routine search for “open, exposed, or vulnerable Amazon S3 [...]

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    ALERT: Did you book an Arik flight online in 2017? Your data might have leaked

ALERT: Did you book an Arik flight online in 2017? Your data might have leaked

If you flew Arik Air between December 31 and March 16, 2017, then your data might have been compromised. On Wednesday, Justin Paine, head of trust & safety at Cloudflare, announced that he uncovered a data leak of the airline during a routine search for “open, exposed, or vulnerable Amazon S3 buckets”. An Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket is a [...]

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    AMCON may dispose of Aero Contractors, Arik Air in 2018

AMCON may dispose of Aero Contractors, Arik Air in 2018

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), says 2018 will be a busy year because it plans to dispose assets like Aero Contractors and Arik Air. In April, AMCON said it is willing to exit the aviation sector if the owners of the companies pay their debts. In a statement released by Jude Nwauzor, AMCON's head of corporate communications, the corporation said [...]

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    Arik to begin Lagos/Abuja-Bauchi flights

Arik to begin Lagos/Abuja-Bauchi flights

Arik Air says it will begin flights to Bauchi from Lagos and Abuja on May 9. The commencement of Bauchi-bound flights will make the state the 20th domestic destination plied by the airline. According to a statement released by the airline on Monday, there will be three weekly flights from Abuja to Bauchi. "The airline will be operating three weekly flights from Abuja [...]

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    Pay the debts and take back your company, AMCON tells Arik, Aero owners

Pay the debts and take back your company, AMCON tells Arik, Aero owners

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) says it is willing to handover ownership of Arik Air and Aero Contractor airlines if the owners are willing to pay the debts owed by the companies. Speaking during the weekend at the sixth Nigeria Transport Awards and Lecture, Ahmed Kuru, AMCON chairman, said the corporation did not wish to operate in the airline [...]

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    US orders emergency inspection of engines used by Arik, Air Peace

US orders emergency inspection of engines used by Arik, Air Peace

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), US airspace regulatory agency, has directed airlines with the same engines as the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 to carry out a thorough inspection of the engines’ fan blades. The Southwest Airlines aircraft suffered an engine failure which forced it to make an emergency landing on Tuesday. The aircraft uses the same engine as Arik Air and [...]

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