Arik resumes operations after workers’ strike



Arik Air has announced the resumption of normal flight operations ‪after Monday’s‬ disruption by workers unions.

The airline’s communication manager, Adebanji Ola, said this on Tuesday.

On Monday, aviation unions had shutdown operations of the airline over alleged non-payment of staff salaries since April.

The unions also accused Arik of placing 90 percent of the workforce on compulsory leave, and other anti-labour practices.

According to Ola, all Arik Air’s early morning flights for Tuesday, Sept. 15, operated in and out of Lagos on schedule, and all other flights for the day will operate as scheduled.

“Once again, we apologise to all our valued customers for the disruption to their travel plans on Monday and assure them of our resolve to continually adhere to safety standards,” he said.

Ola said that passengers with tickets who could not fly on Monday are free to modify such tickets at no extra cost to travel at any time.

“We thank our esteemed customers for their understanding, confidence and support during this period,” he said.