Popular airline Arik Air has apologised to actress Mercy Johnson over her delayed flight.

Pulse reached out to the airline following Mercy Johnson's post on Instagram talking about her cancelled flight.

The airlines Public Relations and Communications manager, Adebanji Ola, told Pulse,

"Mercy Johnson’s flight was not cancelled as alleged but rather, it was delayed for three hours due to a technical issue with the operating aircraft.

Prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight, the operating aircraft had a snag and as a safety conscious airline, we had to ground the aircraft for our engineers to rectify the problem. This is a standard operating procedure.

In order to minimise the disruption to the travel plans of our passengers, we had to divert an aircraft to Calabar for the Lagos-bound passengers.

The delay lasted only three hours and the passengers were kept abreast of the development.

We sincerely apologise to the affected passengers and want to assure them of a safe, on-time and friendly service at all times. It’s a new Arik Air and our frequent flyers can attest to this fact."

Meanwhile, on March 14, 2017, Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello, appointed Mrs Johnson from Okehi LGA alongside 53 others "as Senior Special Assistants to the Governor into the various offices in the administration".