Arik Air has announced increased capacity ahead of this weekend’s Easter celebration.

Arik Air, West Africa’s largest commercial airline, has announced increased capacity ahead of this weekend’s Easter celebration. The airline will be adding extra flights on some of its routes especially to the South Eastern part of the country to meet the needs of guests wishing to travel home to spend the Easter period with family and friends.
 
This week, Arik Air will increase the number of flights to Enugu adding extra flights from both Lagos and Abuja. In addition to the existing morning flights to Enugu, extra flights will operate into Enugu on Thursday, Friday and Saturday leaving at 9:50 am from Abuja and 3:00 pm from Lagos. The existing 7:10 am flight from Lagos to Enugu and 10:30 am flight from Abuja will also operate on those days.
 
There will also be extra flights out of Enugu to Lagos and Abuja on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The extra flights will leave Enugu for Abuja at 11:10 am and for Lagos at 4:40 pm.
 
Arik Air’s Vice President, Planning & Marketing, Mr. Bert van der Stege said: “We are pleased to be able to adjust our schedules according to demand. We have already seen a significant rise in bookings to Enugu for Easter and we feel the need to add capacity in order to ensure everyone can spend the Easter holidays with their families and loved ones”.
 
Earlier this month Arik Air launched direct flights from Kano to Enugu, making it the first Nigerian airline to connect the two cities. Passengers no longer have to travel via Abuja or Lagos, but can now reach their destination in just over one hour.