Arik Air now offers a commercial service between Abuja (Nigeria) and Dubai.
The first flight on the new route is currently slated for 28 July and the airline 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 Murtala Muhammed International Airport (Lagos) at 19h05, arriving at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (Abuja) at 20h20. The flight will then continue on to Dubai, departing Abuja at 21h50, and arriving at Dubai International Airport Terminal 1 at 07h20.
The inbound flight will depart Dubai at 10h30 and arrive in Abuja at 14h30. The flight continues on to Lagos, leaving Abuja at 16h00 and arriving in Lagos at 17h15.
Current planning has the Lagos-Dubai route operated by an Airbus A330-200, with a two-class configuration – 30 Premier Business Class seats and 187 Economy Class seats.
Premier Business class offers a turndown service with duvets, pyjamas, slippers, and luxury amenity kits in individual, secluded booth areas that contain flat beds featuring an in-built massage system, complete with a hand–held 3.5” inch LCD screen unit controlling seat and lighting functions.