Arik Air is planning to resume Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 as the Federal government lifts ban on air travel
The Federal recently lifted the ban on domestic flights as they have been on lockdown for the past two months.
Making the announcement on behalf of the airline, was the Chief Executive Officer, Captain Roy Ilegbodu.
According to him, the airline will operate 3 flights from Lagos and Abuja in Phase 1 of the reopening.
He also stated that flight to Portharcourts will resume July 11 when the airport reopens fully.
“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,” Ilegbodu said.
“The airline has put various measures in place, in line with COVID-19 health protocols, as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), and the Federal Government of Nigeria,” Ilegbodu added.
The CEO concluded by saying that all passengers must adhere to the guidelines of the NCDC when coming to board their flights.
This includes face masks/shields, hand sanitizers. Social distancing is also paramount as it will help contain the spread of the COVID-19.
The Airline shut down its operations late March after all airports were shut down by the Federal government due to the COVID-19 pandemic.