….Releases new Kaduna schedule
By Louis Ibah
The new management of Arik Air has announced a slash of airfares for passengers on all domestic routes in a special promotional fare geared at boosting patronage. The new airfare regime will enable passengers buy a-one-way ticket to any destination in Nigeria from N16, 000.
The promotional fare will run from March 6 to March 20, 2017. To enjoy this offer however, customers are to buy their ticket on or before March 20, 2017, while the last date for travel is March 31, 2017.
A statement from the airline added that tickets can be purchased at any Arik Air City Office, Airport Ticketing Office, online at www.arikair.com or the Arik Mobile App.
Commenting on the latest promotion, Arik Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Roy Ilegbodu said: “This is an exciting time for both staff and loyal customers of Arik Air. The new management has ensured stability of operations over the last three weeks with improved on-time-performance.”
He said, “Arrangements have been concluded to return five of the grounded aircraft back to service shortly and this will enable us add more flights to our network. We therefore welcome back our loyal customers and promise them a great flying experience.”
In a related development, Arik Air has released a new schedule for its Kaduna operations following the planned closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja from March 8, 2017, and the diversion of traffic to Kaduna Airport.
Arik Air will be operating three daily flights between Kaduna and Lagos and one daily flight between Kaduna and Accra, Ghana during this period.
Other destinations to be serviced by the airline from Kaduna are Port Harcourt, Ilorin, Sokoto, Gombe, Yola and Enugu, which will have one daily flight each.
The new schedule will be operated for six weeks during which the Abuja Airport would be closed to traffic.