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Thursday, 29 December 2016

Arik Air Resumes Lagos - New York Flight

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Arik Air on Wednesday said it has chartered a B767-300ER aircraft to minimise the disruption and inconveniences caused passengers on its Lagos-New York route.

The airline also announced the resumption of flight to the American city from Thursday.
The airline’s head of communications, Mr. Ola Adebanji, disclosed this in Lagos.

He also regretted that the chartered plane could not fly on Tuesday due to the closure of Lagos airspace for several hours because of bad weather.

He said the airline decided to charter the aircraft following the damage to its A330-200 aircraft by a ground handling company at JFK International Airport, New York, a few days ago.

He noted that this arrangement was put in place to cover for the period until the return to service of its A330-200 aircraft on December 28.

“The Lagos-New York flight which was scheduled to be operated by the charter company and depart Lagos on Tuesday, December 27, at 11:00 a.m., could not operate due to poor visibility,” the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the Arik spokesman as saying on the matter.

Adebanji said despite repeated appeals to the charter operator to operate the next fight, they insisted on positioning their crew and aircraft back to Europe on December 28.

“Arik Air immediately commenced the ferry back of its A330-200 aircraft from New York to Lagos on Wednesday and this aircraft is expected to arrive Lagos on Thursday at 02:45 a.m.

“Passengers originally booked on Arik Air’s flight W3 107 on Tuesday from Lagos to New York JFK will now be accommodated to travel on Thursday by 6:00 a.m.,” he said.