Arik Air will, from 16 February, commence scheduled flight operations from Lagos (Nigeria) to Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) via Cotonou (Benin). The new service will operate four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
On Mondays, the outbound flight will depart Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos at 14h45 and arrive at Cotonou International Airport at 15h15. The flight then leaves Cotonou at 16h00 and arrives at Felix Houphouet Boigny International Airport in Abidjan at 16h20.
The inbound flight departs Abidjan at 17h05 and arrives in Cotonou at 19h25. The flight thereafter leaves Cotonou at 20h10 and arrives in Lagos at 20h40.
On Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, the outbound flight departs Lagos at 11h15 and arrives in Cotonou at 11h45. It will then leave Cotonou at 12h30 to arrive in Abidjan at 12h50.
The inbound flight departs Abidjan at 13h35 and arrives in Cotonou at 15h55. The flight departs Cotonou at 16h40 to arrive in Lagos at 17h10.
The new Lagos-Abidjan service will be operated using Arik’s Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft configured to carry 10 Business class and 64 Economy class passengers.
Cote d’Ivoire is one hour ahead of Nigeria and Benin, and all times quoted above are local.