Arik Air has announced the decision of JEM Leasing Limited owners of the CRJ 1000 registered as 5N-JEE and its financiers Export Development Canada (EDC) to sell the airplane.
In a press statement on Friday, Arik said:
We equally wish to notify on the decision of the buyer to tear down the plane. Arik Air, as the lessee since 2014, operated the Aircraft pursuant to a lease agreement with JEM Leasing Limited. Arik discontinued operations of the CRJ fleet since 2019.
The airline reassured all stakeholders, including passengers, partners, and the general public, that the decision by the owner and financier of the Aircraft will not impact its (Arik’s) operations or compromise its commitment to providing safe, reliable, and convenient air travel services.