The management of Arik Air, which is under the portfolio of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has announced that it would be resuming operational services from the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Ikeja Lagos to the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu State. The flight resumption takes effect from October 6, 2020.
Mr Adebanji Ola, Arik Air image maker said in a statement that the flights between Lagos and Enugu, which had its runway rehabilitated and recommissioned recently will operate three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in the first instance.
It would be recalled that Arik suspended flight operations to Enugu last year when the federal government of Nigeria shut the airport to enable reconstruction of the runway, which was in a horrible state. With the completion and reopening of the runway earlier in September, Enugu-bound passengers have been demanding for the return of the airline to Enugu.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the airline, Captain Roy Ilegbodu said the carrier is happy to be back in Enugu. He said, “We are delighted to return services to Enugu having missed our esteemed customers in and around the Coal City. We are pleased to be back to offer exceptional travel experience to our highly esteemed customers who will be elated with our on-time departures.”
The management of the airline therefore encouraged its teaming customers to take advantage of its online booking platform (www.arikair.com) for their ticket purchase and ensure that they observe all coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols at the airport as well as on board the aircraft as Arik will not compromise on the safety of its customers.