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Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by alphonsojaybaz: 7:21am On Feb 28, 2017
TRAVELERS STORM ARIK FOR FARE REFUND ON INTERNATIONAL ROUTES
source; http://www.eyesoflagos.com/2017/02/travelers-storm-arik-for-fare-refund-on.html

Scores of passengers Monday besieged Arik Air headquarters to seek refund for their fares on London, New York and Johannesburg routes suspended by the airline since the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) took over on February 9, 2017.



The passengers who gathered at the reception of the airline headquarters in Lagos took a swipe at the airline for its inability to timely refund their fares to enable them join other airlines to their destinations.

The passengers were shouting at the officials at the reception, who tried to calm them.



This is just as the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) disclosed on Monday that Arik Air, under its previous management, was indebted to the tune of $78 million to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

This was disclosed by Mr. Simon Tumba, Media Consultant to Arik Air , in Lagos.

Tumba said the debt was for all aviation services provided under the platform of IATA which recently suspended the airline from its Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) and Cargo Account Settlement System (CASS).

He said: “Arik Air under the former management was owing everywhere they operated. Apart from the over N300 billion owed to AMCON, the airline also owes about N50 billion to Nigerian banks and another $78 million to IATA.

According to him, out of the almost 30 aircraft in the airline’s fleet, only about 10 was currently serviceable which necessitated the new management to reduce its routes and flight operations.

He alleged that the new management also discovered that Arik had no record of gains and losses of operations carried out in 2015.

Tumba said the management in collaboration with AMCON have appointed KPMG to carry out a forensic audit on the airline, adding that there result would be out in the next ten weeks.

“The current management is looking at the backlog of salaries owed staff because the staff needs to be motivated to get the airline running properly.

“The current management is working with government to add five aircraft to the fleet to increase its size and the airline’s routes.

“We have also resolved the issue of fuel supply which has improved Arik Air’s flight operations since the takeover,” he added.

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Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by LAFO: 7:24am On Feb 28, 2017
Gbese de



Where dem go get money refund these ones?

Hope say Dem never put the money for MMM sha

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Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by tempest01(m): 7:35am On Feb 28, 2017
Do not book Arik air...I paid 20,000 to book my flight from Abuja to uyo, and the flight was cancelled just like that. Since on the 18th, no refunds.

They sent me a form to fill for refunds, I have checked through my mail, I can't find my booking confirmation mail where I can get my flight details.

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Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by Nobody: 8:31am On Feb 28, 2017
Mynd44 day don break for tarmac oh

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Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by Nobody: 8:39am On Feb 28, 2017
I'm hungry


Abeg who get Garri here?
Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by Nobody: 8:40am On Feb 28, 2017
Yes o, nothing like "it's nonrefundable".
Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by Dongreat(m): 8:40am On Feb 28, 2017
Nigerians not dey hear word. Is this not same Arik that has no air-conditioner in their planes and also mistake their arrival and departure dates? Yet Nigerians will still patronize them despite their bad services all over the web.

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Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by ExpiredNigeria: 8:41am On Feb 28, 2017
LAFO:
Gbese de



Where dem go get money refund these ones?

Hope say Dem never put the money for MMM sha

Who say them no get money, to owe such amount means they are making it.. they should pay them

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Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by kevoh(m): 8:41am On Feb 28, 2017
undecided
Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by Pavore9: 8:42am On Feb 28, 2017
The airline was grossly mismanaged.
Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by shamecurls(m): 8:43am On Feb 28, 2017
Arik should be sold!
Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by ODUBEZE: 8:44am On Feb 28, 2017
We know that ARIK have not being doing well in recent times.
They would cancel flight without adequate information. Most times leaving their passengers stranded but


AMCON should take over with sense.
Not repeating the same mistakes they did because of restructuring.
Most business/appointments deals does not know this neither will they be waiting for you.

They should not only refund but compensate them.

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Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by jordyspices: 8:48am On Feb 28, 2017
Why dem dey disturb arik make dem go meet amcon collect refund no be amcon take over arik shoir undecided even arik dey owe amcon 300billi wahala dey oh
Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by Wiseandtrue(f): 8:53am On Feb 28, 2017
I know that they are lacking in so many ways but on a second thought is their environment business friendly
I hope someone who wants to buy ARIK is not playing pranks on them and they are falling into the trap

I mean how come AMCON is recently active

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Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by Nobody: 8:58am On Feb 28, 2017
Who flies arik anymore?
Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by SalamRushdie: 8:58am On Feb 28, 2017
Dongreat:
Nigerians not dey hear word. Is this not same Arik that has no air-conditioner in their planes and also mistake their arrival and departure dates? Yet Nigerians will still patronize them despite their bad services all over the web.

There is no way a plane won't have air-conditioning ..commercial jets must be pressurised to fly so getting air-conditioned air to circulate is a must
Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by SalamRushdie: 9:00am On Feb 28, 2017
Omudia:
Who flies arik anymore?

Till their demise weeks ago they were the largest local carrier in Nigeria accounting for over 50 percent of local air footprints .so u see alot of people were flying them till 5 weeks ago

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Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by Dongreat(m): 9:01am On Feb 28, 2017
SalamRushdie:


There is no way a plane won't have air-conditioning ..commercial jets must be pressurised to fly so getting air-conditioned air to circulate is a must


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr66JwiI830

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Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by Nobody: 9:07am On Feb 28, 2017
False.. That must be propaganda. Air peace surpassed Arik a long time ago in terms of patronage. You go to the airport and you see only a few people boarding arik flights unlike before but air peace flights are almost always fully boarded.
SalamRushdie:


Till their demise weeks ago they were the largest local carrier in Nigeria accounting for over 50 percent of local air footprints .so u see alot of people were flying them till 5 weeks ago
Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by Nobody: 9:11am On Feb 28, 2017
Wiseandtrue:
I know that they are lacking in so many ways but on a second thought is their environment business friendly
I hope someone who wants to buy ARIK is not playing pranks on them and they are falling into the trap

I mean how come AMCON is recently active
I'm thinking along those lines too.
Recall that Aero Contractors has also been taken over by AMCON; now Arik is under govt control too.
It could be that the FG wants to merge both airlines to form the new national carrier, after paying off the debts of both airlines.
In the end, Nigeria could have 3 strong airlines - the national carrier, Medview, and Air Peace - plying long haul international routes.
Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by Wiseandtrue(f): 9:13am On Feb 28, 2017
CFCman:

I'm thinking along those lines too.
Recall that Aero Contractors has also been taken over by AMCON; now Arik is under govt control too.
It could be that the FG wants to merge both airlines to form the new national carrier, after paying off the debts of both airlines.
In the end, Nigeria could have 3 strong airlines - the national carrier, Medview, and Air Peace - plying long haul international routes.
I seriously hope so. That Nigeria acquires it and not individual.
For better maintenance.
In any case Nigeria needs to learn how to make the country business friendly.
This will put the mind of the investors at ease and they would want to invest here.

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Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by Zdoh(m): 9:19am On Feb 28, 2017
If Arik cant cope again they should pack their load and go naw
Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by SalamRushdie: 9:32am On Feb 28, 2017
Dongreat:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr66JwiI830

That plane is not airborne and is just on the Tarmac ..I am sure they had not completed their start up checklist required to put the power plants on

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Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by SalamRushdie: 9:34am On Feb 28, 2017
Omudia:
False.. That must be propaganda. Air peace surpassed Arik a long time ago in terms of patronage. You go to the airport and you see only a few people boarding arik flights unlike before but air peace flights are almost always fully boarded.

Its not propaganda ..Arik till just weeks ago had a 23 aircraft fleet as compared to Air peace 9 today ..Air peace has really grown since 2013 and with the demise of Arik and Aero are the new Giants in the industry but truth be told weeks ago Arik was airlift ingredients more passengers
Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by princetom1(m): 9:36am On Feb 28, 2017
ODUBEZE:
We know that ARIK have not being doing well in recent times.
They would cancel flight without adequate information. Most times leaving their passengers stranded but


AMCON should take over with sense.
Not repeating the same mistakes they did because of restructuring.
Most business/appointments deals does not know this neither will they be waiting for you.

They should not only refund but compensate them.



If am amcon, i will release the management of this airline and the directors and inject it with fresh graduates, the best in nigeria

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Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by VeniJu: 10:04am On Feb 28, 2017
tempest01:
Do not book Arik air...I paid 20,000 to book my flight from Abuja to uyo, and the flight was cancelled just like that. Since on the 18th, no refunds.

They sent me a form to fill for refunds, I have checked through my mail, I can't find my booking confirmation mail where I can get my flight details.
Next time, use the most reliable of airlines..tongue

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Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by esuLAAROYE(m): 10:11am On Feb 28, 2017
in Fela's voice........



























them go hear weeeeen
Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by Nobody: 10:16am On Feb 28, 2017
Wiseandtrue:

I seriously hope so. That Nigeria acquires it and not individual.
For better maintenance.
In any case Nigeria needs to learn how to make the country business friendly.
This will put the mind of the investors at ease and they would want to invest here.



The govt will invite private investors to run the national airline. In fact, the FG will only have between 5-10% equity in it; moreover, it will be listed in the capital market.

We may even witness a merger between Medview and Air Peace, which will ultimately result in two super Nigerian carriers that could challenge the likes of BA, Emirates et al on direct flights between Nigeria and major European and North American destinations

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Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by Vickiweezy(m): 11:27am On Feb 28, 2017
Ok
Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by 100Cents: 1:18pm On Feb 28, 2017
Transportation is a risky business be it air, land or sea.

It can make or mar you..
Re: Travelers Storm Arik For Fare Refund On International Routes by leeland(m): 3:46pm On Feb 28, 2017
Air peace Biafia airline

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