The airline is also expecting three other aircraft to return from checks before the end of May to boost its fleet and enable it meet the yearns of its travelling customers.
The 737-700 aircraft with registration 5N-MJF, touched down in Lagos Wednesday morning and it has since been deployed to service.
Speaking on the latest development, Arik Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Roy Ilegbodu said: “We are a customer focused airline and the best interest of our passengers will always drive our decisions. Some of our suspended routes will be reopened in the coming days as more of the aircraft on maintenance return to service.”
The aircraft which went through heavy maintenance at the Approved Maintenance Organisation (MRO) came back with fresh C-check, new exterior and interior fittings. It is the first of the four aircraft expected to return from maintenance this month. Other three are due to arrive between now and end of May.
The airline thanked its customers for their understanding during the period of the schedule adjustments.