Arik Air is expanding its regional African network with the addition of new flight services from Lagos, Nigeria to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
The first commercial flight on the route will take place tomorrow, December 5th, and subsequently operate twice weekly on Wednesday and Sunday.
The announcement means Kinshasa has now become Arik Air’s third destination in Central Africa, following the inclusion of flights to Luanda, Angola in 2011 and Douala, Cameroon in August this year.
The new Lagos-Kinshasa service will operate via Douala, Cameroon with outbound flights departing from the MurtalaMuhammed International Airport, Lagos at 11:10 and arrive at Douala International Airport at 12:40.
Flights will then continue onto Kinshasa, departing from Douala at 13:25 and arriving at N’djili International Airport, Kinshasa at 3:25 pm (local time).
The return flights will leave Kinshasa at 16:10, arriving in Douala at 18:10 and will thereafter leave Douala at 18:55, arriving in Lagos at 20:25.
The Lagos to Kinshasa route will be served with a Boeing 737-700 Next Generation aircraft.
The 737-700 is a two class compartment and the configuration is 12 Business Class seats and 112 Economy Class.