Arik Air, Medview expand operations on domestic, regional routes
ARIK Air, has increased its frequency on the Lagos-Dakar (Senegal) route to a daily service from a six weekly flight.
The new schedule will operate four of the Lagos-Dakar flights routed via Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire instead of the previous routing via Banjul. The other three flights will continue to operate via Accra, Ghana.
The Lagos-Abidjan-Dakar service will operate on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays while the Lagos-Accra-Dakar service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
With the new schedule, Arik Air will be able to provide its customers convenient access between Lagos, Abuja, Accra, Abidjan and Dakar markets.
The airline will also be increasing its frequency on the Lagos-Banjul route from three times weekly to four times weekly from March 14, 2016. All the flights will be operated via Accra using a Boeing 737-700 Next Generation (NG) aircraft.
The Lagos-Accra-Banjul service will be operated on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays, making Arik the only airline operating a non-stop flight from Banjul to Accra.
The Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Suraj Sundaram while commenting on this development said, “Being the largest airline in West and Central Africa comes with the responsibility to meet the increasing demand from our customers to improve connectivity in the region. We are committed to improving these connections to facilitate the movement of passengers and cargo seamlessly across our expanding network.”