FAAN distances self from Arik suspension

Arik Air
Arik Air

The aviation authority released an ambiguous statement absolving self from the Arik problems.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, in an ambiguous statement Thursday afternoon, dissociated itself from the crisis being faced by Arik Air.

The airport authority said it was unaware of plans by members of the aviation industrial unions to disrupt Arik Airline’s flights.

It however claimed that the disruption by the aviation unions is a continuation of the current effort by the management of FAAN to recover debt owed the agency by Arik.

The airport authority claimed it is doing everything to make sure the issues are resolved without recourse to violence. It refused to state clearly whether it ordered the suspension of Arik or it did not.

As at 3.15 p.m. Arik was yet to begin a press conference it scheduled for 1.00 p.m.

The airline had suspended its operations based on what it described as “persistent hostility of the Ministry of Aviation and Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) management.”

The airline’s operations across the country are still suspended, and passengers are stranded.

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

 

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.