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NAI Airport Closure, Arik Air Releases New Kaduna Schedule

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Ahead scheduled six weeks’ closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja from March 8, 2017, and the diversion of traffic to Kaduna Airport, Arik Air has released its flight schedule.

Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest carrier also announced a special promotional fare that will enable passengers buy a-one-way ticket to any destination in Nigeria from N16, 000.

The promotion, which runs from March 6 to 20 March, 2017 is to acknowledge and appreciate the loyalty of the airline's highly esteemed customers that have stood with the airline for over a decade of operation.

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, Captain Roy Ilegbodu, Arik Air’s chief executive officer, 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.”

Captain Roy who further disclosed that Arik passengers would be greeted with many more amazing customer centric engagements in the months ahead disclosed that management is working hard to expand coverage.

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 when the Abuja Airport is closed to traffic.

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