Arik plans flights to India


Arik Air has begun exploring the possibility of introducing a direct service to India, following a recent visit from the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, His Excellency Ajjampur Rangalah Ghanashyam to the airline’s headquarters in Lagos.

The High Commissioner visited the Arik Air Aviation Centre to explore opportunities to facilitate direct flights between Nigeria and India. Presently, there are no direct flights between the two countries, with travellers currently forced to board connecting flights through Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), South Africa or Dubai.

According to the High Commissioner, direct flights between Nigeria and India would boost business and tourism, save passengers flight time, and reduce the stress of the journey. “Direct flights are also important during medical emergencies, because direct movement of patients during emergencies would save a lot of lives,” he says.