According to CH-Aviation, Nigeria’s Arik Air is set to take delivery of two A330-200s later this month.
The planes are being leased from Irish aviation specialists, Pembroke Group.
The airline plans to increase the frequency of its flights to New York JFK from three times a week to daily – the two A330s will help to make this expansion possible.
The aeroplanes are already four years old, but Arik plans to use them only for the next eight years, before swapping them for new Airbus A350s.
Arik also has seven B787-900s, two B747-800s and eight B737-800s on order from Boeing. Once the B737-800s are delivered, the airline intends to commence flights to Egypt and other North African countries.
Between its two hubs in Lagos and Abuja, Arik flies to 30 destinations, including London, New York and Johannesburg.