Arik Air introduces new payment platform in Accra
Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest airline, has introduced new payment platform for customers in Accra, Ghana. This is aimed at simplifying the process of ticket payment.
The new platform known as Paga settlement is now available in two banks, GT Bank and Standard Chartered Bank while Access Bank and Barclays Bank will join later.
Intending passengers are required to book their tickets on the Arik Air Internet Booking Engine (IBE) and then make payment at any branch of GT Bank or Standard Chartered Bank within 12 hours.
After payment, an electronic copy of the E ticket and Email confirmation is sent to the passengers’ email address. Passengers can also visit the Arik Air ticketing Office at Kotoka International Airport Accra or City Ticketing Office for a hard copy of the ticket.
This new payment option is only available for passengers booking a flight 48 hours before departure date.
Arik Air Launches Special Valentine Promo, Offers Free Companion Tickets
Arik Air has commenced the sale of promotional tickets to mark this year’s Valentine celebration. The promotional offer is a “buy one ticket and get one ticket free on the same itinerary for your companion” To utilise the companion ticket, the couple must travel together. This special Valentine Sales is available across Arik Air domestic network but on economy class tickets only. This Valentine Promotional ticket is changeable with fee.
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Arik Air resumes services to Freetown, Sierra Leone
The resumed service will entail a new schedule with flights from Lagos to Freetown now routed via Accra, Ghana. This will be a three weekly flight to be operated on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday using a Boeing 737-800 Next Generation (NG) aircraft configured to carry 20 Business Class and 126 Economy Class passengers.
Outbound flights will depart Lagos at 7:20 am and arrive Accra at 7:20 am. The flight then departs Accra at 8:05 am and arrives in Freetown at 10:30 am. The inbound flight leaves Freetown at 11:15 am and arrives Accra at 1:40 pm. The flight then continues onto Lagos, leaving Accra at 2:25 pm to arrive into Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 4:25 pm. All times are local.
Arik Air made its foray into Freetown in June 2009 and had operated uninterrupted until July 2014.
Arik Air’s Managing Director, Mr. Chris Ndulue said of the resumption of flights to Freetown: “Arik Air is the dominant carrier in West and Central Africa and air travelers in this region look up to us to fly them to their destinations. We want to assure our loyal customers on the Lagos-Freetown route that we are back to deliver the safe, secure and reliable services that are the hallmark of Arik Air.”
Arik Air connects Libreville with Lagos, Port Harcourt
This will be the first international route launch in 2016 by any airline in Nigeria and also the first in the series of new destinations the airline is planning for its 10th anniversary year.
The Lagos-Port Harcourt-Libreville service will operate thrice weekly on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday out of Lagos/Port Harcourt and on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday out of Libreville.
The outbound flight departs Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 5:20pm and arrives in Port Harcourt International Airport at 6:30pm. The flight thereafter continues onto Libreville, leaving Port Harcourt at 7:15pm and arriving in Libreville International Airport at 8:30pm.The inbound fight departs Libreville at 7:30am and arrives in Port Harcourt at 8:45am. The flight then leaves Port Harcourt at 9:30am and arrives into Lagos at 10:40am. All times are local.
Libreville thus becomes Arik Air’s second destination in Central Africa and the 13th international destination. Arik Air is the only airline to offer a direct service between Nigeria and Gabon.
The city, being a notable trade center in the Gulf of Guinea, is haven for Nigerian traders especially those from the South Eastern region. It is also home to a ship building industry, brewing industry and it exports raw materials such as wood, rubber and cocoa from the main port.
Arik Air’s Managing Director/Executive Vice President, Mr. Chris Ndulue commented: “This is Arik Air’s 10th year of operation and a perfect time to introduce new destinations. Connecting Lagos and Port Harcourt with Libreville is a perfect synergy because the three cities are important trade centers in West/Central Africa. Travelers on this route have a lot to look forward to in terms of safety and quality service which is a hallmark of Arik Air.”