Management of Arik Air has terminated the appointments of 300 members of its staff to Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19.

The airline made this known on Friday through a press statement which was titled, “Arik Air management declares 300 staff redundant.”

Arik Air further blamed the mass laying off on the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The company said it would provide a redundancy package for the affected workers with the help of the aviation unions.

The statement read in part, “Arising from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the constrained ability of the airline to complete heavy maintenance activities and return its planes to operations, stunted revenues against increasing operational costs, the management of Arik Air (In Receivership) has declared 300 staff members redundant to its current level of operations.

“The leadership of the impacted unions have been contacted to negotiate a redundancy package for the affected staff.”