By Samson Echenim
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has commended Arik Air for its contribution to effective, efficient, safe and secure operations despite challenges in the operating environment.
The authority in a letter dated September 4, 2019 and signed by Muhtar Usman, its director general, also extended its appreciation to Arik Air based on the airline’s compliance with settlement of five percent Ticket Sales Tax/Charter Sales Tax (TSC/CS) as enshrined in the Civil Aviation Act 2006 (As amended).
Other key performances for which NCAA commended Arik Air include timely remittance of five percent cargo sales charge (CSC) and beneficial working relationship leading to the implementation of the Aviation Revenue Automation Project (ARAP)/Direct Debit Mandate.
The NCAA hopes that Arik Air will continue to honour its financial obligations as and when due, in line with the Federal Government‘s Policy on non-oil revenue.
The authority said it will continue to partner with Arik Air to give necessary assistance within the confines of the law for the growth of the airlines in particular and entire aviation industry in general.
Roy Ilegodu, Arik Air’s chief executive officer, said: “We are pleased with the commendation our airline received from NCAA. We assure our customers and stakeholders of continuous adherence to international safety and operational standards.”
There has been a cordial working relationship between NCAA and Arik Air since the coming of the Receiver Management team in February 2017. The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) instituted management has been working hard to reposition the airline.