Nigeria’s largest airline resumes flights


Nigeria’s Arik Air to resume flights Wednesday morning after suspending flights for over 24 hours over issues with insurance reports the Punch.

The airline released a statement refuting claims that it was unable to meet its pay its fuel providers and insurers.

“While the current scarcity of aviation fuel (JET A1) has impacted on the operations of airlines in the country, Arik Air is in good standing with its fuel suppliers and has been meeting its obligations to them and to our insurers.” Said the airlines

Foreign   airlines flying to Nigeria have started re-fuelling abroad, to bypass highly priced and increasingly scarce aviation fuel in the country

Hundreds of domestic passengers were stranded all over Nigeria following the airline’s suspension yesterday.

According to Sahara reporters Arik Air is the third airline to shut down flight operations in Nigeria in the last three weeks following the suspension of flight by Aero Contractors and First Nation.