Arik Air, is linking the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.
As part of its strategy to better serve the communities in northern Nigeria, Nigeria’s largest commercial carrier, Arik Air, is linking the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.
Announcing the new route in Lagos on Monday, March 23, 2009, Arik Air’s General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Mr. Suraj Sundaram, said, starting from Thursday, March 26, 2009, the airline will be operating daily direct flight from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.
The Abuja-Kano flight will depart Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja daily at 12.50pm with the return leg leaving Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano at 2.35pm. The Abuja-Kano new service is in addition to the airline’s daily Lagos-Kano direct flight which has been in operation since June 2007.
Arik Air’s Managing Director, Mr. Michael McTighe, said the airline’s decision to commence daily flights from Abuja to Kano is borne out of the need to satisfy the yearnings of its valued guests, especially business travellers, who shuttle between Abuja and Kano daily. This mid-day flight allows for convenient timing to travellers between Abuja and Kano.
The Managing Director assured of the airline’s readiness to offer seamless connection to Nigerians having proved beyond doubt that it is truly the “Wings of Nigeria.”
The Abuja-Kano service will attract a super-saving promotional fare of N13,500 one-way.
Arik Air is Nigeria’s leading airline with a modern state-of the art fleet of 26 aircraft servicing 20 airports with over 100 flights a day and employing a work force of 1,300.