- Arik Halts Flights to Senegal, Others
Following the footsteps of other global airlines to curb fast-spreading coronavirus, the Arik Air on Wednesday announced it has suspended flight operations to all West Coast destinations.
According to the management of the airline, the affected routes are Accra, Ghana; Morovia, Liberia and Dakar, Senegal.
The airline said it management took the decision after a careful evaluation of the novel COVID-19 situation that has infected over 200,000 people worldwide and recently declared as a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Roy Ilegbodu, the Chief Executive Officer, Arik Air, was quoted as saying the well-being of the company’s personnel and customers were imperative to the airline, especially at a time like this.
“We do not want to take chances and this is why we have taken this decision,” he said.
While apologising to affected customers, the airline said it would refund those that have already purchase tickets to the suspended routes.