Arik Air Suspends Flights To Uyo

Arik Air has suspended its daily flights from Abuja and Lagos to Uyo. No explanation has been given for the suspension. The new Akwa Ibom Airport, Uyo, was added to the airline’s route map earlier this month.

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6 responses to “Arik Air Suspends Flights To Uyo”

  1. GlobalFlyer says :

    Strange. This must be temporary or perhaps a commercial agreement with Akwa Ibom state fell through? Either way, 1 month operation is not emough to develop the routes to reap their full potential.

    • nigerianaviation says :

      Indeed, some issues arose between the Akwa Ibom state goverment and Arik Air about payments. The state government had promised to offset the difference each time any of Arik’s flights to Uyo would achieve less than a 50% load factor. Flights could resume soon though.

  2. Ezeukpo says :

    Perhaps it’s a temporary glitch in the runway or NAV facilities. Either way, flights could be operated on VFR basis. Strange.

  3. nigerianaviation says :

    Here is an update on the situation: http://www.thisdayonline.com/nview.php?id=163634

    “The [Akwa Ibom] state government is planning to start talks with other domestic airlines to get one of them that may deploy its operations to the route.
    “We are also talking with Pratt and Whitney to see whether they can give the state government aircraft on lease—whether wet or dry lease—to operate the route,” Ukutt revealed to THISDAY.”

  4. I AM AKWAIBOMITE IN DIAPORA WILL LOVE TO GO BACK HOME IF GIVEN A JOB AT AIRPORT,I HAVE BEEN WORKING A LONGSIDE WITH THE SECURITY. says :

    I HAVE LIVE IN EUROPE FOR THE PAST EIGHT YEARS AND WILL WANT TO GO BACK HOME IF I HAVE A JOB.
    I SPEAK TWO LANGUAGES BESIDES ENGLISH.A RECEPTIONIST OR EYES ON CRIMINALS WHICH IS A TOP PRIORITY
    IN PUBLIC PLACES FOR PURPOSE OF SAFETY WHICH I WOULD WANT AKWA IBOM TO BE NOTED AS THE BEST IN TERM OF SECURITY.THINGS ABOUT PRIVATE SECURITY IS SAFE DISCUSSING ON NET.
    AKWA IBOM IS MY STATE SO CONDITIONS WILL NOT POISE A PROBLEM.
    I APPRECIATE THE PERFORMANCES OF THE PRESENT ADMIN AND WILL WANT TO BE A PARTY COME SECOND TENURE.
    THANKS.GOD BLESS AKWA IBOM THROUGH GODWIL.

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