Union picketing forces Arik to suspend domestic operations

(The Citizen) After several attempts to stave off labour picketing organised by aviation union leaders that disrupted all domestic flights of Arik Air in Lagos today, the management of the airline says it has suspended all domestic operations till further notice.

A statement from the airline to passengers said, “Due to persistent hostility of the Ministry of Aviation, and FAAN management, which has culminated in the use of FAAN staff to stop Arik Air operations and lock in checked-in passengers in Lagos this morning, Arik Air has no option than to suspend all domestic operations until further notice. This issue bothers on personal interests, and not payment of bills; since FAAN has been collecting their charges in advance since 18 months now.

Arik Air regrets the inconveniences this disruption by FAAN, would cause you. Thank you for your much-valued support.”

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