Arik Air has denied claim that the airline is facing financial strain.
The management said in a statement that it would like to once again state that the airline is not under any abnormal financial or operational difficulties and wish to assure passengers of the high level of safety and customer service that they have been providing since inception in 2006.
The airline’s management condemned reports published recently by a site alleging that the airline was in financial trouble and may be going bankrupt.
It added, “These harbingers of bad news, in their senseless sensationalism and quack journalism, would stop at nothing, including pulling down national institutions and icons, in order to achieve their narrow pecuniary interests and those of their desperate sponsors. Arik Air is not deterred by this smear campaign. The airline has been steadily operating over 100 flights on a daily basis, which are being increased to 110 from the onset of the winter season.”