Arik Air has scheduled the resumption of flights to Asaba Airport for August 29th after a one-year break.
This was disclosed by the Communications Manager of Arik Air, Mr Adebanji Ola, who noted that the return of the airline to Asaba Airport was premised on the of requests and yearnings of its passengers in Delta and Anambra. According to him, the passengers had eagerly anticipated the return of the airline to the route.
What you should know: Arik Air suspended its services to Asaba due to some reasons in 2018. One of those reasons as revealed by a Nairametrics report was the reduction in its fleet. Some of the company’s aircraft were reportedly undergoing maintenance at the time.
Flight schedules: Ola said that the airline would be operating daily flights from the Murtala Muhammed Airport Domestic Terminal 1, Ikeja, Lagos to Asaba Airport.
The outbound flight is expected to depart Lagos at 1:00 p.m, while the inbound flight will depart Asaba at 2:30 p.m. According to his remark, the Lagos-Asaba route would be serviced by a Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft.
Additional flight routes: Ola also announced the introduction of new flight routes that would include Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. He stated that the Lagos-Abuja and Abuja-Lagos routes would witness two newer flights.
“Arik Air is introducing new services on the Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt routes to cater for the needs of the travelling public. On the Lagos-Abuja route, Arik Air has introduced two additional flights which will depart Lagos at 9:00 a.m and 1:00 p.m daily. For the Abuja-Lagos sector, two additional flights have also been introduced to operate daily at 11:00am and 6:25 p.m,” the statement read.
Ola added that the Lagos-Port Harcourt route would witness additional flights with the outbound flight departing Lagos daily at 9:00 a.m and the inbound flight departing Port Harcourt daily at 11:00 a.m. He said that passengers flying to Abuja and Port Harcourt would enjoy an additional flight expected to depart 3:00 p.m daily out of Abuja and at 4:40 p.m daily out of Port Harcourt.
The Chief Executive Officer of Arik Air, Captain Roy Ilegbodu said restructuring and improvement of flight frequencies was the main aim behind the return of the airline to Asaba route.
“We have decided to reopen the Asaba route following restructuring of our routes. Our aim is to increase our flight frequencies and return to some routes we abandoned over the last few years.”