Lagos - Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest airline, has increased the frequency of its flights to Angola and Liberia in response to popular demand.
The airline said that the Lagos-Monrovia service has now been increased from three to four weekly flights using a Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
According to airline, the new flight will operate on Saturday, adding to the existing Monday, Wednesday and Friday services.
All four weekly flights are operated via Accra with a fifth freedom traffic rights approval facilitating traffic between these two cities as well.
Similarly, the airline noted that the twice weekly Lagos-Luanda service has been increased to three weekly flights.
The service will now operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The outbound flight will depart Lagos at 9:30pm (local time) and arrive in Luanda at 12:35am (local time) while the inbound flight will depart Luanda at 02:00am (local time) and arrive in Lagos at 05:05am (local time).
Speaking on the development, Arik Air Managing Director, Chris Ndulue, said the increase on the frequencies of the airline was necessitated be passengers demand.
“There is an increasing demand from our guests on the Lagos-Monrovia and Lagos-Luanda routes. Arik Air is committed to providing all of its guests with a range of services, all at suitable times.
“We have identified and delivered on the demands and are continuously reviewing our route network to offer increased and seamless connections,” he said.
Arik Air currently operates a fleet of 26 state-of-the art regional, medium haul and long haul aircraft including two Airbus A340-500 making the airline the first operator of the wide bodied aircraft in Africa.
The airline currently operates a combined number of about 120 daily flights from its hubs in Lagos and Abuja, and has been Africa’s fastest growing airline for the last two years.
– CAJ News
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