Airline passengers have hailed the new scheduling of Arik Air flights, saying the delays, cancellations, and frustration associated with the carrier have disappeared. A cross section of passengers who spoke with Daily Trust at the General Aviation Terminal of Murtala Muhammed Airport where the airline operates said the airline’s services have now improved.
Arik Air which used to be the biggest carrier in the country recently experienced slump after series of operational encumbrances bordering on flights delays, cancellations among others.
The airline was however taken over by the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) which is managing the carrier till today.
Checks by Daily Trust at various airports showed that Arik Air flights now depart on schedule without much delay.
One of the passengers who identified himself as Mohammed Shuaibu on flight W3732 from Abuja to Lagos said the airline’s scheduling is now more precise unlike before.
It was learned that the flight scheduled for 10:00 a.m called for boarding at exactly 9:28 and completed boarding at 9:50. The flight took off at exactly 10:05 a.m.
Shuaibu said many passengers become agitated when airlines delay flights without communicating effectively to passengers the cause for the delay.