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Nigeria's Arik Air Resumes Abuja-Owerri Service

In what appears to be a sign of 'survival', Arik Air has resumed its daily flight operations between Nigeria's Capital, Abuja and Owerri, the Capital of Imo State with effect from 17 July, 2017.

Operated by a Bombardier CRJ aircraft, flight from Abuja to Owerri departs at 7:00 am while Owerri-Abuja flight departs at 8:25 am.

A quick visit to the airline's website showed that the airline is offering a one-way introductory low fares of N17,538 on the route.

Following the takeover of the airline by the Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) in February this year, Arik Air had scaled down its services and suspended all its international destinations and some domestic and regional destinations.

Arik Air appears to be gradually coming back to life with the reintroduction of some of its domestic and regional services including Lagos-Maiduguri and its direct Abuja-Accra service.

AMCON had on February 9 taken over the management of Arik Air over mounting debts that it (AMCON) claimed would have grounded the operations of the airline without the corporation’s intervention.

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