Arik Air has announced resumption ofdomestic flights from Wednesday, July 8, 2020 following the federal government’s approval to re-open Lagos and Abuja airports for flights.
The airline’s chief executive officer, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu said in a statement that the carrier will be operating three daily flights from Lagos to Abuja in the first phase of the restart while Port Harcourt will be added to the schedule from July 11, 2020 when the Port Harcourt International Airport reopens for operations.
The airline which halted its operations on March 27, 2020 due to the ravaging coronavirus disease assured passengers of their safety and well-being at every stage of the flight.
Ilegbodu said the airline had put various measures in place in line with the COVID-19 health protocols recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the federal government.
Ilegbodu advised passengers to arrive at the airport three hours before scheduled departure time so as to have ample time to undergo all security and health protocols before flight.
Furthermore, he said all passengers are required to come properly kitted with their face masks.
“We are ready to fly our esteemed customers again. All preparations have been made to make flying in this extraordinary period in the world safe and pleasurable.
Arik has worked actively with aviation agencies for an effective re-start of the industry and also ensure that agreed health measures are effectively implemented,” he said.