The management of Arik Air has announced the cancellation of all its flight operations for Wednesday, Oct. 21 due to the 24 hours curfew announced by the Lagos State government.
Mr Adebanji Ola, the Communications Manager of Arik Air in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday said all booked passengers on the cancelled flights are advised to reschedule their flights for later dates at no extra cost.
The Lagos State government on Oct. 20 announced a 24 hours curfew effective from 4:00pm.
The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has lost million of naira in revenue following the barricades mounted by EndSARS protesters at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport access gate.
This came as groups of EndSARS protesters continued their call for an end to police brutality and bad governance as a result of blockades at major public buildings and access roads.
In pressing home their demands, the protesters shut down the MMIA access gate and Lagos State Secretariat Alausa, Ikeja, preventing workers from gaining access to the premises from the early hours of Tuesday.
Commuters were seen stranded at bus stops along the Ikeja axis as few commercial buses were seen on the road, while the protesters occupied Awolowo Road-Ikeja and Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The protesters also took over the roads leading in and out of Lagos international and local airports.
Some filling stations, eatries, shops and others were closed while the gates leading to some of the aviation agencies were shut.
Efforts to reach the South West General Manager of FAAN, Mrs Victor Shinaba, to ascertain the revenue loss from the access gates proved abortive as there was no response.