First Nation has debunked rumors making the rounds that the airline was on the verge of shutting shop. This was made explicitly clear by the airline’s Director of Flights, Chimara Imediegwu.
The rumors which were initially fueled by the suspension of flights by the airline, resurfaced after the airline postponed the initial September 15 date set by the airline. Officials at the airline’s ticketing stand at the MM2 airport, Lagos, said that flights might resume on Saturday instead Thursday as previously announced.
Imediegwu, however, said that the delay was due to delayed clearance of the equipment needed for servicing the aircraft ,due to the Sallah holidays, but that the team from the manufacturer had already arrived in the country.
‘It is hoped that the team of engineers would finish work on the engines before September 16, as the airline plans to resume operations immediately after the engines are fixed.’ he said.
Cable News Nigeria reports that Imediegwu informed the press that the actions of the airline was planned in advance and NCAA are kept abreast of developments. He said that the actions were to ensure the continued safety and reliability of the airline’s services.
With this piece of news coming in, Aero Contractors remains the only domestic airline still suspending operations after Arik Air resumed operations on Wednesday.
Parts of this article appeared in Cable News Nigeria.