Arik Air one of Nigeria’s national carried has suspended flights to its New York route.
Arik Air has been in the eye of the storm for many years over its epileptic services and unreliable operations.
The flight cancellation to its New York route has also brought to light its mode of operations and management hiccups.
Apparently, Arik Air only has one plane servicing the Lagos to New York route. The plane is on a C-check examination and will not be available till 19th of February.
Arik Air was supposed to have done the routine check since December but was delayed. The airline has been greeted with much criticisms over its unreliable service to the same route.
Arik passengers have also been thrown into confusion because the airline did not inform its customers that flights will be cancelled to the New York route.
The airline has also been bedeviled with management crisis that leads to strike action by its staff who complain non-payments of several months of salaries.
Medview Airlines, another national carrier does not fly to New York. The airline seems to be well managed with its current listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Arik Air has more expansive network but the airline and its frequent troubles leaves a sour taste in the mouth of Nigerians who are yearning to have a dependable national carrier.