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 . 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 Adha”.
It said, “At the present time, all flights of the airline have been cancelled for Tuesday, 13 September 2016 and the airline has stated that it would be getting in touch with passengers to provide an update on rescheduling of their flights.
“This situation is likely to continue for the next few days until such time that NAICOM (National
Insurance Commission) approves a waiver on a priority basis for the new insurance company to renew the policy.”
It urged all customers to contact its call centre or visit its website for further details.
The Group CEO, Arik Air, Dr. Michael Arumemi-Ikhide, apologised to the airline’s customers and assured them that it was fully committed to returning to our normal operations and minimise any unfortunate inconvenience to our passengers.
The development comes less than two weeks after both Aero Contractors and FirstNation Airways suspended operations.