This sanction was disclosed in a statement issued on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, by NCAA General Manager on public relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye.In a Letter of Sanction with reference no: NCAA/DG/CSLA/RM/1-06/16/439 dated December 22, 2016, NCAA explained that authority has decided that Arik Air Limited was in violation of Part 19.7.2 and 126.96.36.199 (ii) of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs), 2015.
It added that the airline flouted its orders to freight all backlog of short-landed luggage to Lagos within 48 hours, which was given during a meeting on December 6, 2016, which was duly attended by the airlines’ representative.
In the sanction letter released, the NCAA said : “Similarly, the carrier (Arik Air) declined to offer care and compensation to the affected passengers which were unanimously agreed for $150. In addition, the airline did not inform the passengers at the soonest practicable time that their checked-in baggage would be off-loaded as required by Part 19.7.2 of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs), 2015.”
This is not the first of crises to hit Arik Air in recent time. Barely a week ago, the workers of the airline went on a massive protest that saw to the closing down of the airline. The protest was as a result of the airline owing workers seven months salary.