We Are Addressing The Challenges Of Pilgrims’ Airlift For 2023 Hajj
Arik Air says the issues involved in the smooth operation of the pilgrims’ airlift for 2023 Hajj are currently being addressed by all parties involved; Arik Air, NAHCON and the Tour Operators.
A statement from Arik Air reads: “The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) selected Arik Air as the carrier to work with the Tour Operators for this year’s hajj exercise. The airline was allocated about 10,000 pilgrims spread across Abuja, Lagos and Kano.
We commenced the airlift of pilgrims in both Abuja and Lagos on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 and we have carried 374 passengers to date.
The issues involved in the smooth operation of the airlift are currently being addressed by all parties involved; Arik Air, NAHCON and the Tour Operators.
We hereby assure the pilgrims that as soon as we resolve the issues within the next 24 hours, the airlift will resume simultaneously in Abuja, Lagos and Kano.
We appeal for the understanding of all concerned and apologize for the inconvenience the slow pace of airlift may have caused the intending pilgrims and all the parties involved.”