Arik Air has announced the resumption of domestic flights from Wednesday, July 8, 2020 following the Federal Government’s decision to re-open Lagos and Abuja airports.
The airline will be operating three daily flights from Lagos to Abuja in the first phase of the restart while Port Harcourt will be added to the schedule from Saturday, July 11, 2020 when the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa is reopened for operations.
A statement by Mr Banji Ola, Communication Manager of Arik said passengers have been assured of their safety and well-being at every stage of their flight as the airline has put various measures in place in line with COVID-19 health protocols as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Federal Government of Nigeria.
He passengers advised to arrive at the airport three hours before scheduled departure times so as to have ample time to undergo all security and health protocols before flight adding that all passengers are required to come properly kitted with their face masks.
Arik Air Chief Executive Officer, Captain Roy Ilegbodu elaborated: “We are ready to fly our esteemed customers again. All preparations have been made to make flying in this extraordinary period in the world safe and pleasurable. Arik has worked actively with aviation agencies for an effective re-start of the industry and also ensure that agreed health measures are effectively implemented”.\
Arik Air suspended flight operations on March 27, 2020 following the escalation of Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria.