Arik Air, has announced that its executive board had decided to temporarily suspend its Dubai service operations.
Its Communications Officer, ChigozieOkereke, said the challenging wider economic environment in Nigeria, as well as increasingly stringent travel regulation controls in the United Arabs Emirates (UAE) had contributed to the decision to suspend the service.
“Arik Air will continue”, he said, “to focus its attention on developing services in Nigeria and West Africa. Our present domestic network is fully developed with flights to most parts of the country, however we will continue to review our frequencies and fleet deployment strategy to ensure we continually match growing demand within and outside of Nigeria for air travel and also operate efficiently.”
“Arik Air is committed in its pursuit to meet customer’s expectations through operating and investing in state of the art aircraft and puts great emphasis on safety and reliability,” Okereke said.