Effective July 17, Arik Air, Nigeria’s largest carrier, will resume daily flight operations between Abuja and Accra bringing to six, the number of airlines that shuttle the route.
Arik’s Chief Executive Officer, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, said Friday in Lagos that the resumption of flights between the two countries was part of efforts to satisfy the company’s customers.
Currently, Asky Airlines, Africa World Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Cote D Ivoire and Tukish Airlines ply the route, with Turkish Airlines operating flight that see customer reach Accra enroute Istanbul.
Ilegbodu said flights were suspended on the Abuja-Accra route in March following the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to pave way for the rehabilitation of its runway.
He said the Abuja-Accra flight would operate daily at 5.30 p.m. departure out of Abuja with a departure time of 7.40 p.m in Accra.
“The re-introduction of the Abuja-Accra operation is part of the management’s strategy to optimise flight schedule and respond to the needs of our valued customers” the CEO said in a statement.