We’re not under financial stress – Arik Air
Arik Air yesterday denied claim in some quarters that the airline is facing financial strain.
“We would like to once again state that the airline is not under any abnormal financial or operational difficulties and wish to assure passengers of the high level of safety and customer service that we have been providing since inception in 2006,” the airline said.
In a statement, the airline’s management condemned reports published recently by a site alleging that the airline was in financial trouble and may be going bankrupt.
But the management described the report as “false and malicious”, adding it was masterminded by “flyby-night social media sites trying to ride on the popularity and huge followership of Arik Air to attract attention or relevance to their sites”.
It added, “These harbingers of bad news, in their senseless sensationalism and quack journalism, would stop at nothing, including pulling down national institutions and icons, in order to achieve their narrow pecuniary interests and those of their desperate sponsors. Arik Air is not deterred by this smear campaign. The airline has been steadily operating over 100 flights on a daily basis, which are being increased to 110 from the onset of the winter season”.