VIDEO: Drama As Passengers Battle To Get Into Overbooked Arik Flight in Port Harcourt
Arik Air, one of Nigeria’s popular local light operators on the 24th of October, 2013, sold excess travel tickets beyond the plane’s capacity.
The flight which was supposed to be from Port Harcourt to Lagos left passengers stranded on the tarmac. It was now left to anyone who had enough power to struggle past the officials trying to restrain them from going into the plane.
According to the passenger who filmed the whole drama, he was surprised by the poor level of communication within Arik Air.
He said, “I was rather surprised at the service rendered by Arik Air Nigeria. We the passengers where left stranded on the tarmac and to be honest, I was really baffled and amazed at the level of poor communication within Arik Air.
“Although it was not a safe environment, the ground staff were forced to handle things by themselves, and also had to make decisions without support and steer from the management who I would have assumed would know how to advice the Arik employees on the ground.”
Watch the drama below: