Arik airline announces resumption of flights

Barely twenty four hours after it announced a temporary suspension of its flights over expiration of the insurance premium on the aircraft in its fleet, Arik Airline has announced  its resumption of flights.

Before the latest announcement of its return, the airline which is adjudged to be the largest in the West Africa region had earlier alerted the traveling public of the decision to temporarily suspend operations “pending approval of aircraft documentation related to insurance renewal.”

A statement issued on behalf of the airline by its spokesperson, Ola Adebanji, declared; “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.

“All customers are kindly advised to contact Arik Air’s Call Centre (01-2799999), Airport or City ticket offices or visit the airline’s Website ( for further updates. Passengers are also advised to check with the airline regarding the status of their flights before proceeding to the airport.”