Arik Air has announced the resumption of flight operations to Osubi Airport, Warri with effect from Friday, October 26, 2018 following the reopening of the airport closed on September 3, 2018 by Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).
The airline, according to its chief executive officer, Captain Roy Ilegbodu, was pleased to welcome passengers back on the Lagos-Warri and Abuja-Warri routes with a promise of on-time departures and great customer experience.
Arik Air operates two daily flights from Lagos to Warri and one flight from Abuja to Warri. All the flights into Osubi are resuming same day.
Meanwhile, aviation professional body in the country, Aviation Round Table and Safety Initiative (ARTSI) had condemned the closure of Warri Airport due to high navigational charges by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).
In an official statement signed by one of the key members of the group, Olu Ohunayo, ARTSI stated that they were of the opinion that the airport be certified by NCAA to operate scheduled flights and its tariffs approved accordingly in line with Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations ( NCARs ).
The group added that there should have been an agreement between NAMA and the operators of Warri airport on tariffs before the deployment of Air Traffic Services.