Arik Air Starts Uyo Services
Arik Air has commenced daily flights from Lagos and Abuja to the new Akwa Ibom Airport, Okobo near Uyo. Schedules are:
- Lagos-Uyo: 10:40-11:55
- Uyo-Lagos: 15:55-17:10
- Abuja-Uyo: 14:15-15:25
- Uyo-Abuja: 12:25-13:35
The airline deploys a B737-700 on the route. Arik Air maintains its twice daily flights from Calabar to Abuja and Lagos. Most travellers to Akwa Ibom were using this airport. Nigerian Eagle Airlines withdrew it services to Calabar this week.
The new Akwa Ibom Airport, Uyo, was commissioned in September 2009. A Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility and car park are still under construction.