The management of Arik Air (In Receivership) yesterday apologised to its customers whose travel plans were disrupted by the picketing of its operations by some of its staff on Monday, September 14, 2020.
The local carrier said the picketing was illegal and has no backing of the aviation unions whose leadership have embraced dialogue by planning to attend a mediatory meeting called for Tuesday, September 15, 2020 by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
“The management strongly condemns this action and once again assures all stakeholders of a safe and conducive working environment,” the airline said in a press release that was issued by its manager, PR & communications, Adebanji Ola. The organization promised to protect the interest of the flying public for a safe, friendly and on time travelling experience.
Ola said Arik is already working with the ministry of labour and employment, ministry of Aviation and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to resolve all pending issues with the unions and a section of the staff.
“Customers with valid tickets who could not fly on Monday can modify such tickets at no cost for future travels,” it said, explaining that “We are working to bring the situation under control and the public will be advised accordingly.”