Passengers Disrupt Arik Flights At Abuja Airport
On Thursday, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, some angry passengers disrupted Arik Air’s flight operations.
The flight operations were disrupted due to the inability of Arik airline to transport them to their various destination.
According to report, some of the passengers who were scheduled to travel from Abuja to Warri, Delta State at about 3pm on Wednesday for some reasons could not travel and the flight had to be rescheduled.
Speaking with newsmen, of the of the affect passengers said, we were asked to return to the airport on Thursday but on getting here, the airline announced that the flight which was suppose to be for yesterday and was rescheduled today has been cancelled.
He said, this made the passengers to be angry and them staged a protest. They prevented other passengers going to other destination from boarding their flights.
The Warri passengers raised their voices at the airline officials as some of them demanded that their money be refunded, some of them asked that they should be taken to Port Harcourt.
The airline official later found their way around the situation after proper explanation, some of the passengers were lodged in hotels by the airline and they promised to fly them to their destination the following day, Friday.
The Spokesman of Arik Air, Banji Ola, said, “the flight was rescheduled on Wednesday to Thursday and today it was cancelled because the Warri airport runs daylight operations and has no runway light to enable proper landing at night.