Arik Air To Build An Aviation Academy In Edo State
Arik Air announced it is planning to build a $150 million (about N22.5 billion) Aviation Academy in the Edo State to train cadet pilots and airline support staff members. Rockson Engineering, another company owned by the Arumemi-Johnson family, has also concluded plans to build the country’s third largest independent power plant at Igumon community, near Benin, the state capital, at the cost of $800 million (about N120 billion). One wonders how Arik Air will finance these projects as the airline experiences problems paying its bills in the past months.
The MD of Arik Air also announced that the airline will soon commence flights to Paris and Dubai.