Arik Air: Four Years In The Skies

On the occasion of Arik Air’s fourth year anniversary, the following announcements were made:

  • The airline has up to date carried 5.8million passengers and has over 40 per cent of the traffic share in Nigeria.
  • The airline has invested over $6.1 billion in acquisitions and orders in the past four years.
  • The airline is awaiting approval from the Federal Government to develop the GAT terminal that will be owned by government and operated by FAAN (Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria).
  • The airline promoted Chris Ndulue from acting Managing Director to MD.
  • The airline will provide charter services for Christian pilgrims to Israel.

The following routes will be introduced/cancelled this month:

  • Re-introduction of Garden City Express (daily Lagos-Port Harcourt NAF Base-Abuja flights) per 1 November.
  • Re-Introduction of daily Lagos-Uyo-Abuja flights per 15 November.
  • Akure and Ilorin are dropped as destinations.
  • Arik Air intends to start a three weekly service between Port Harcourt NAF Base and Benin (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays) later this month.
  • Upcoming are also new regional routes to Abidjan, Bamako and Ouagadougou.
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