Maintenance: Arik cuts scheduled operations due to reduction in fleet

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Due to inadequate aircraft to embark on all its routes, Arik Air, has taken the decision to cut down on its scheduled operations.

This no doubt will create a lot of inconveniences for its passengers, to this end, the airline is appealing to its esteemed passengers to bear and understand with them as some of its airplanes have to go out on mandatory maintenance.

According to the spokesman for the airline Mr. Banji Ola, “the airline’s fleet has witnessed a reduction in number in the last two weeks due to the fact that some aircraft have been flown overseas to Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) in Europe”.

He said, the management decided that in order to maintain schedule integrity and ensure flights depart on time; it had to cut down on the number of flights operated daily.

The airline further stated that as a safety conscious airline, it takes aircraft maintenance very seriously. It however assures its customers that the aircraft will start returning from maintenance in the next few days while scheduled operations will be back to normal in a couple of weeks.

The Chief Executive Officer of Arik Air, Captain Roy Ilegbodu elaborated: “We regret any inconveniences that our customers may suffer due to this schedule adjustment. We are almost done with the checks and our customers will start seeing the effect with improved services.”

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