Arik Air, has reinforced its position as West and Central Africa’s largest commercial carrier by expanding its reach to the Middle East, becoming the first Nigerian airline to offer a commercial service between Abuja, Nigeria and Dubai, The United Arab Emirates.
The first commercial flight on the new route is currently slated for Monday, July 28th and will subsequently operate five weekly flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Nigeria and return on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from Dubai.
Outbound flights will depart from Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 19:05 arriving at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 20:20.
The flight will then continue on to Dubai, departing Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 21:50 finally arriving at Dubai International Airport, Dubai Terminal 1 at 07:20.
The inbound flight will depart Dubai at 10:30 and arrives in Abuja at 14:30.
The flight continues on to Lagos, leaving Abuja at 16:00 and arriving in Lagos at 17:15.
Current planning has the Lagos-Dubai route operated by an Airbus A330-200.
Fitted to offer the very best in-flight comfort and style, the A330 is an environmentally-friendly product that provides the highest degree of operational flexibility and passenger comfort.
The A330 will offer a two class configuration with 30 Premier Business Class seats and 187 Economy Class seats.
The Premier Business Class product has been carefully tailored to meet the discerning business traveller’s needs.
Customers travelling in Premier Business Class, will be treated to an outstanding service, the finest cuisine and wines, turndown service with duvets, pyjamas, slippers, and luxury amenity kits.
World Travel Awards will visit Abuja later this year for its annual Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony.
The event will welcome industry leaders from across the region to Transcorp Hilton Abuja on September 5th.