There was hullabaloo at the Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport on Wednesday as a few travelers, who have booked flights with Arik Air, went haywire over claimed end of the flights.
In a video that turned into a web sensation on Thursday, the rankled travelers slipped on an authority, said to be the client benefit contact chief of the carrier. He was distinguished basically as Andrew.
The travelers evaded airplane terminal laborers, who attempted to win on them, beat up the Arik official and requested that their passages be discounted.
A traveler said, “I needn’t bother with any clarification, you can’t go anyplace. Give us our cash back.”
“Take after am jor! Take after am (Follow him),” another distressed traveler shouted as the chief made to escape from the group.
One of them, who wore a white dress, pursued the specialist and pushed him down. The traveler walloped him before he was saved by his collaborators, who took him into an office at the air terminal.
It was learnt that the traveler had his flight from Lagos to Johannesburg, South Africa, wiped out on three sequential events with no clarification by the aircraft.
Another nonconformist said, “You are frantic! How would we get our cash?”
Online networking pundits faulted the event for the wastefulness of the carrier, and asked that it ought to be endorsed.
The Arik Air in an announcement by its representative, Ola Adebanji, said the adjustment in flight timetable was because of deficiency of flying fuel.
“On Wednesday, January 4, our Lagos-New York JFK benefit which was to work at 11.30 pm must be rescheduled by 24 hours to work at 11.30 pm on Thursday, January 5, because of the deficiency in supply of avionics fuel. Our Lagos-Johannesburg administration and Lagos-Accra administration were likewise on ground anticipating fuel while the Lagos-New York administration was remaining by for fuel.
“At the point when our Customer Service Manager at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, moved toward the travelers to disclose the circumstance to them, one of the travelers assaulted him. This was trailed by a swarm of travelers who severely beat up the Arik Air specialist.
“Arik Air emphatically censures the expanding number of assaults on our staff and property in the late months.”