Ikeja, Nigeria, 2014-12-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest carrier, on Thursday announced plans to provide extra flights to key domestic destinations in response to yearnings of guests wishing to travel to various destinations across the country to celebrate Christmas and New Year period with family and friends.
The additional flights will cover the period from December 19 -24, 2014. Instead of the average 120 daily flights normally operated by Arik Air, the airline will during the festive period increase its daily flights to an average of 140.
The key domestic routes that will be affected during the festive season are Enugu, Owerri, Calabar, Lagos, Abuja and Asaba. On the mentioned days, Arik Air will increase the frequency on the Lagos-Owerri route from twice to thrice daily while Abuja-Owerri will increase from one to twice daily.
Similarly, the frequency on the Abuja-Enugu route will increase to twice daily, Abuja-Calabar to twice daily and Lagos-Asaba to twice daily.
Arik Air had earlier last month increased the frequencies on some other key domestic routes like Lagos-Calabar, Lagos-Enugu, Lagos-Benin, Abuja-Benin, Lagos-Kano, Abuja-Kano, Abuja-Asaba and Abuja-Ibadan.
Arik Air Managing Director/Executive Vice President, Mr. Chris Ndulue said the additional flights were necessitated by the need to ensure that many Nigerians have the opportunity of sharing the joy of the season with those closest to them.
Ndulue elaborated on the Christmas schedule: “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 expected increase in demand.”