Arik Air expands its programme of regional West African services.
Starting on 10 March, Nigeria’s Arik Air will add Cotonou to its daily route network by operating the Lagos-Dakar flight via Cotonou, the economic capital of the Benin Republic. The airline will also extend its daily Abuja-Accra service to Dakar from this date.
The Lagos-Cotonou-Dakar route will operate daily with the outbound flight departing Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at 19h15 and arrive at Cotonou International Airport at 19h45. The onward flight leaves Cotonou at 20h30, arriving in Dakar, Senegal, at 23h00. The inbound flight departs Dakar at 23h45 and arrives in Cotonou at 04h15 the next day. The flight leaves Cotonou at 05h00, arriving Lagos, Nigeria, at 05h30.
The Abuja-Accra-Dakar service, which will also operate daily, departs Abuja, Nigeria, at 17h00 and arrives at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, at 17h50. The flight continues on to Dakar, departing Accra at 18h50 and arriving at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport, Dakar, at 22h05. The flight departs Dakar at 01h50 the next day, and arrives in Accra at 05h05. At 06h00, the flight departs from Accra and arrives in Abuja at 08h50.
The two routes will be operated using the Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft configured with 10 Business Class and 64 Economy Class passengers.