Arik airline has said it would be embarking on a disinfection and decontamination of all of its airplanes before resuming flights operation after the COVID-19.
The airline revealed this while making public some of its post-COVID-19 plans in ensuring a better and satisfactory flight delivery.
Adebanji Ola, Manager PR and Communication of Arik, in a statement on Friday, said the COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented deaths, fear and disruption to lives and businesses not witnessed in recent history, all around the world.
He stated that the impact of the pandemic has been huge on staff, partner businesses and customers. Consequently, we have been focused on the health and safety of our employees, families, customers and community.
He, however, noted that the airline would work with all agencies to ensure smooth and safe passenger facilitation post-COVID-19.
“We are also conducting necessary overhaul and preservation on our equipment. As we prepare for the eventual opening of the airports for flight operations, we are working closely with the aviation agencies such as Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on how to ensure a smooth and safe passenger facilitation post-COVID-19.
“Before flight resumption, we will be embarking on enhanced health measures including disinfecting and decontamination of all our aircraft. Other protocols to be put in place for the safety of passengers and staff will be advised as time goes on,” Ola said.
He noted that notwithstanding the restriction on flights, Arik call centre will continue to be available to take calls and enquiries on telephone number +234 1 2799999 between the hours of 0900hrs to 1500hrs Mondays to Fridays.
“No doubt, the post COVID lock down will entail a lot of sacrifices, changes and new thinking. We assure that your favourite airline, Arik Air will be back and better. As we go forward, we will be sure to keep you updated and will always value your questions and feedback.
“Please stay safe and ensure strict compliance with all health advisory by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC),” he added.