BY KENNETH EHIGIATOR
Arik Air yesterday dismissed insinuations that it was going into a merger with Air Nigeria, saying it had no such plans.
The airline said in a statement in Lagos yesterday that in as much as it appreciated Air Nigeria’s operations, it was not in talks with the airline or any other airline over merger.
Arik stated: “Our attention has been drawn to a publication in a national daily (not Vanguard) suggesting the merger of Arik Air with Air Nigeria to form a new national carrier.
“Arik Air will like to state categorically that there is no iota of truth in this story. The story is at best a figment of the writer’s imagination.
“While Arik Air appreciates Air Nigeria’s operations, the airline is not in talks with anyone on the merger of both airlines.
“For the avoidance of doubts, Arik Air is not contemplating merging with any airline in Nigeria now or in the foreseeable future.”