Arik Air Intends Service To Houston By Mid-2011
Arik Air applied with the US Department of Transportation to commence a three weekly service from Lagos to New York and Houston in 2011. It is likely that Arik Air will extend its current New York JFK service to Houston rather than institute a second direct Lagos-Houston flight. The airline intends to use its own aircraft, meaning that the A345s will no longer be operated by HiFly. According to the application, Arik Air contracted Iberia Maintenance to maintain its Airbus fleet.