Thursday, 20 September 2012
BREAKING: Arik Air Suspends Operations Throughout Nigeria
Although details are still sketchy, the airline is believed to have taken the action because of some differences between it and Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
More details to follow...
Nigeria's largest local carrier, Arik Air, Thursday morning announced that it is suspending all its domestic operations indefinitely over the "persistent hostility of the Ministry of Aviation and Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) management".
Arik Air's claim of suspending its local operations differ from reports that the airline was officially shut by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, over an N18 billion debt the airline owes the aviation authority.
Thousands of passengers across Nigeria are already stranded at Nigeria's airports where Arik operated from, particularly the Lagos, Abuja, and Port-Harcourt airports