Ahead of the Christmas and New Year’s festivities, Arik Air has increased its flight frequencies to key domestic destinations.
The managing director and executive vice president of the airline, Mr. Chris Ndulue said the additional frequencies were made to cope with passenger demands.
“The airline’s decision to increase flight frequencies on the domestic routes is predicated on the need to ensure that many Nigerians are able to travel home to share the joy of the season with family and friends.
“Instead of the average 100 daily flights normally operated, Arik Air will during the festive period increase its daily flights to an average of 120.
“For many of our guests, the Christmas and New Year period is a time when families wish to be reunited at the end of a busy year.
Arik Air is therefore very pleased to announce that on many of our domestic routes, the airline will be scheduling additional flights and operating larger aircraft to cater for the increasing demand,” said Ndulue.
To cope with the demand of its international passengers on the London Heathrow and New York JFK routes, Ndulue also said the airline had leased a wide-body A340-300 from Portugal to supplement its wide-body fleet of two A330-200 aircraft.