The management of Arik Air based in Lagos has announced the it is re-launching flight services to Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri the Imo State capital and will soon be returning to previously suspended routes. Following the closure of Enugu airport for repairs by the federal government, there has been a lot of pressure on the Owerri airport, which coincided with the time Arik temporarily suspended its flights to Owerri.
The airline stated that daily flights to Owerri from the Murtala Muhammed Domestic Airport, Lagos will resume on Monday, October 21, 2019. Arik has made remarkable improvement since its take over by Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). Arik was almost completely rundown by its previous owners before AMCON stepped in to stop the collapse of the airline. Since then, the airline has been on consistent and continual improvement to the amazement of the public.
Recall that Arik Air suspended flights to Owerri early this year due to operational exigencies and since then passengers have been yearning for a return of the leading carrier. The re-launch of flights to Owerri is coming on the heels of the resumption of services to Warri by the airline on September 6, 2019.
Arik Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Roy Ilegbodu in a statement made available to the media said: “We made a promise to our esteemed customers that we will be returning to the routes that were suspended earlier in the year and our resumption of flights to Warri and now Owerri is a promise kept.”
According information from the media department of the airline, Arik will in the coming weeks, return to more previously suspended destinations as well as opening more routes to cope with passengers’ demands across the nation and beyond.