Archive | January 11, 2010

Arik Air Launches In-flight Magazine

Arik Air has launched its first in-flight magazine РWings Рa glossy quarterly magazine featuring an exciting mix of features and interviews, showcasing the very best of Nigeria as well as the latest Arik Air news. The first issue of Wings, available to all passengers on Arik Air, contains wide-ranging articles spanning the worlds of fashion, culture, business and entertainment, with its lead feature offering a colourful look into Nigeria’s best festivals, a fascinating article interspersed with stunning photography.

Read the full first issue of Wings online.

Wings - Arik Air Magazine (Click to read online)

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Arik Air Applies For Renewal Of Exemption

Arik Air has applied to US aviation regulators to continue scheduled flights to United States on wet-lease basis. Its current exemption ends on the 4th of April, 2010, and Arik Air applied for an additional two years. However, there is a small mistake in the application, as it is stated that the airline will use A330-500 equipment.

Is Virgin Nigeria Back? – New Lagos-Kano Schedule

Since Virgin Nigeria was renamed Nigerian Eagle Airlines few things changed, except that four planes were repainted. Even on its own website, the airline uses both names. More confusing is that the airlines has a Virgin Nigeria-website and a Fly Nigerian-website, with different flight schedules. This should be an issue that can be easily solved, but it looks like they are sticking to the Virgin Nigeria name.

The airline update its schedules and added new flights on the Lagos-Kano-Lagos route:

  • LOS-KAN – VK31 – 07:10-08:50 (Monday till Saturday)
  • KAN-LOS – VK30 – 18:20-20:00 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays)
  • KAN-LOS – VK30 – 18:40-20:20 (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)