Arik Air, Nigeria’s leading airline on Thursday welcomed another aircraft fresh from maintenance overseas. The arrival of the aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 Next Generation (NG) is coming eight days after a Boeing 737-700NG returned to service from C-check on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
The Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft is a stretched version of the 737-700 aircraft.
The aircraft which went through heavy maintenance at the Approved Maintenance Organisation (MRO) came back with fresh C-check, new exterior and interior fittings. It is the first of the four aircraft expected to return from maintenance this month. Other three are due to arrive between now and end of May.
Speaking on the latest development, Arik Air’s, Executive Officer, Captain Roy Ilegbodu reiterated the airline’s mission which is “To become a dominant air-services brand, globally admired for its world-leading operating, safety and service delivery standards, as well as its role in promoting Nigeria’s reputation at home and abroad”. He also said some of our suspended routes will be reopened in the coming days as more of the aircraft on maintenance return to service.”
The airline thanked its customers for their understanding, loyalty and trust in Arik Air during the period of the schedule adjustments.