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Arik Air Nigeria, Suspends Operations

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One of the leading and biggest airline operators in Nigeria, Arik Air, just announced suspension of services this evening,  this is coming on the heels of the present economic growth of the country. Earlier,  Aero Contractors Airlines another operator also suspended operations,  this is coming at the heels of incessant power outage a most international airports across the country with the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos  State being the most affected. The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN, has issued a notice asking passengers to be calm,  as it is on the heels of the matter.

Video:Passengers Stranded at the Lagos International Airport over Power Failure

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Watch a video, captured by an aggrieved passenger over the inability of the Lagos Airport Management Authority to restore electricity at the airport for over two hours.

Another Fire Engulfs Lagos International Airport

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Barely four days after a fire ravaged the D-wing of Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos, another fire at the same airport broke out on Sunday evening.The fire outbreak, which affected the Skye Bank office at the airport, also affected some other tenants at the terminal.It took the quick intervention of the firefighting agents of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to put the raging fire under control.A source close to the engineering department of the FAAN told our correspondent that some of the recently fitted cables might have been responsible for the fire outbreak.At the time of publication, the entire arrival hall of the terminal was in total darkness while flight operations were temporarily halted.Our correspondent who was at the terminal observed that all the staff of the offices located in the arrival hall scampered for safety and moved outside their offices while some were seen outside the terminal immediately after noticing a spark from one of …

Passengers Besiege Aero Contractors Offices To Demand Refund On Purchased Tickets

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The head office of the beleaguered airline, Aero Contractors, was, at the weekend, besieged by passengers who had bought flight tickets in the hope of traveling at a later date. They were at the office to demand the refund of the sums paid for tickets. The passengers also stormed the office of the airline at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. They, however, met the office locked, as it has been since the airline announced a suspension of its flight operations last week. When Reporters visited the airline's terminal on Saturday, it observed that some passengers had booked flights to Accra, Ghana, later this month. Such passengers were shocked to learn that the airline had suspended flight operations to the West African country. The airline suspended flight operations to Accra in June without informing passengers, who had booked ahead. A few, however, got to know and succeeded in getting their fares refunded. But since last week when the airline announced the…

Aero Contractors Airlines, Nigeria Confirms Suspension of Services

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Aero Contractors Airlines, Nigeria’s second largest commercial carrier, has confirmed the suspension of its scheduled services beginning from Thursday September 1, 2016.Confirming this in a statement signed by the carrier’s management on Wednesday, Aero stated that the suspension was part of the strategic business realignment to reposition the airline and return it to profitability.It stated that this “business decision”, which is a result of the current economic situation in the country, had forced some other airlines to suspend operations or pull out of Nigeria.The management of the carrier said the airline had faced grave challenges in the past six months which impacted its business and by extension the scheduled services operations.These factors, according to Aero, are both internal and external environmental factors that have made it difficult for it to continue its scheduled services.It stated that during the period in review, Aero witnessed epileptic operations and services to …

FAAN RESTORES ELECTRICITY AT MURTALA MOHAMMED AIRPORT, LAGOS

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said on Monday that electricity supply had been fully restored to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.According to FAAN’s General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mr Yakubu Dati, the power supply was restored at about 10.50 a.m. on Sunday after two days of interrupted power supply.Dati said that the engineers successfully corrected all defaults, adding that normalcy had been restored to the affected areas.He said that the power surge at about 8.56 p.m. on Saturday adversely affected the k16 transformer that serves the E-Wing Air-bridges and rendered them unserviceable.“This affected operations of some departing flights as the heavy rainfall further delayed attempts by engineers to effect repairs immediately,’’ he said.Dati assured the public of safety and security at the nation’s airports and apologised to the passengers and airlines for the inconvenience caused by the interruption.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report…