Arik Air, one of Nigeria’s leading domestic carriers has announced the removal of the CRJ 1000 aircraft from its fleet.
According to a statement signed by SY&T Communications Agency to Arik Air, the removal of the aircraft from its fleet followed a decision to sell the airplane made by JEM Leasing Limited, the owners of the CRJ 1000, registered as 5N-JEE, in collaboration with its financiers, Export Development Canada.
The statement further disclosed that the buyer equally intends to dismantle the aircraft.
Arik Air has been operating the aircraft on lease since 2014, pursuant to an agreement with JEM Leasing Limited. The airline, however, discontinued operations of the CRJ fleet in 2019.
The airline assured all stakeholders including passengers, partners, and the general public, that the decision of the owner and financier of the aircraft “will not impact Arik’s operations or compromise its commitment to providing safe, reliable, and convenient air travel services.”