We Are Still Operating Lagos–Accra, Abuja–Accra Routes—Arik Air
Arik Air, Nigeria and West Africa’s largest carrier said that it has not suspended its operations to Accra, Ghana contrary to speculations.
Arik Air’s Chief Commercial Officer, Suraj Sundaram, who made the clarification, stated that the airline was still operating between the Lagos-Accra and Abuja-Accra routes and that the airline is not contemplating suspension of flights as been speculated.
According to him, “We have been consistent since commencing the Accra route in January 2008 and we remain the largest airline on that route offering the largest capacity and choice of flights not only connecting Nigeria to Ghana but also onwards from Ghana to other West African nations.”
He continued, “We will continue to invest in and further expand the Ghanaian market based on the strong support and patronage we have received from the people of Ghana over the past eight years.”
Recalled that Arik Air started Accra operations with one daily fight and the airline has scaled this operation over the years into five flights out of Lagos and Abuja.
Arik Air is the first African carrier to have truly established a ‘scissors hub’ at Accra airport, meaning that flights from Lagos and Abuja arrive into Accra within a few minutes of each other and then depart onwards to other West African cities from Accra nonstop.
This enables both North and South Nigeria to be connected to destinations like Banjul and Dakar conveniently via Accra in both directions.
In addition, Arik Air is the largest international airline out of Ghana operating to six cities nonstop from Accra.
These cities include Freetown three weekly, Banjul four weekly, Dakar three weekly, Monrovia three weekly, Lagos four times daily and Abuja.