Arik resumes domestic flights

Arik resumes domestic flights


Arik Air on Saturday resumed domestic operation following an emergency meeting convened by the Federal Government to resolve the dispute between the airline company, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Ministry of Aviation.
 
The meeting was chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim.
 
Arik air and the aviation agencies were in disagreement over an alleged N7 billion debt being money owed the airport authority by the airliner.
 
The striking workers of the various unions in the aviation sector on Friday called off their action against Arik Airline.
 
Addressing a joint news conference held by the aviation agencies on Friday in Ikeja, the Managing Director, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), George Uriesi, said Arik was free to resume its flight operations.
 
The aviation unions had on Sept. 20 disrupted flight operations of the airline over an alleged indebtedness of more than N17 billion to the various agencies in the sector.

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