In line with its drive for expansion, major domestic carrier, Arik Air, has extended its operations to Ivory Coast and would, from February 16, 2015, commence scheduled flight operations from Lagos, Nigeria, to the Ivoirien city, Abidjan via Cotonou, Benin Republic.
According to the airline, the new service would operate four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
The new Lagos-Abidjan service would be operated using Arik Air’s state-of-the-art Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft configured to carry 10 Business Class and 64 Economy class passengers.
Arik Air’s Managing Director/Executive Vice President, Chris Ndulue elaborated on the new service, “Abidjan is a preferred destination for Nigerian businessmen and women. Arik Air’s foray into this commercial city will make life a lot easier for our guests who have been yearning for flight connection between Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire. This service will further underline Arik Air’s position as West Africa’s premier airline.”
The Lagos-Abidjan service is Arik Air’s first new route in 2015. Abidjan thus becomes Arik Air’s 7th destination in West Africa.