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Arik Air resumes Warri flights as NAMA opens airport


Arik Air, one of the nation’s commercial airlines, on Thursday announced that it would resume flight operations to Osubi Airport, Warri, as from Friday following the reopening of the airport by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).

The airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, stated that the carrier would operate two flights daily from Lagos to Warri and one from Abuja to Warri.

He expressed the airline’s management delight in welcoming passengers back on the Lagos-Warri and Abuja-Warri routes, promising them on-time departures and great customer experience.

Ilegbodu disclosed that Arik Air launched Mobile App – Google Play store and IOS App Store – recently to improve the customer’s experience.

It would be recalled that the NAMA had on September 3 closed the Warri airport due to a dispute with the operators over high navigational charges by the agency, a decision that discomfited stakeholders, including the Aviation Round Table and Safety Initiative, due to the loss of revenue suffered by airlines using the airport.

The group had said that operators and NAMA should have agreed on tariffs before the deployment of air traffic services.