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Arik Air Sacks 300 Staff

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At least 300 staff of Arik Air have been sacked.

The airline announced the development in a statement on Friday, December 4th.

Arik Air blamed the sack on the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic which led to the inability of the airline to complete heavy maintenance activities and return its planes to operations, thus stunning revenues against increasing operational costs.

The statement made available by Adebanji Ola Manager, PR & Communications read, “Management of Arik Air (In Receivership) has declared 300 staff members redundant to its current level of operations.

“Arising from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the constrained ability of the airline to complete heavy maintenance activities and return its planes to operations, stunted revenues against increasing operational costs, the management of Arik Air (In Receivership) has declared 300 staff members redundant to its current level of operations.

“The leadership of the impacted unions has been contacted to negotiate a redundancy package for the affected staff.”

“The airline added that over 50 per cent of its workforce of over 1,600 staff have been on furlough in the past six months.

“Decisions to let go of staff is naturally a difficult decision. Arik Air wishes the impacted staff well in their future endeavours.”

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