Ikeja - Arik Air, on Thursday announced
the resumption of its flights to Benin Airport with effect from Sept. 6.
This followed the re-opening of the airport by the Federal
Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
The Airline Head, Public Affairs, Mr Ola Adebanji, disclosed
this in a statement issued in Lagos.
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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Benin Airport
was temporarily closed by FAAN on June 20, to facilitate rehabilitation works
on the runway.
The closure was initially scheduled to last for 20 days but
was further extended by the authority.
The statement said the Arik Air would operate one flight
each from both Lagos and Abuja into Benin on Sunday.
It explained that it would thereafter revert to its normal
schedule as from Monday, Sept. 7.