Nigeria’s leading domestic airline operator, Arik Air will from Monday, February 18, 2008 move all its domestic operations to the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) otherwise known as Old Domestic Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
The movement will affect Arik Air’s Abuja and Port Harcourt (Nigeria Air Force Base) flights which have been originating from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos since the airline began operations on October 30, 2006.
However, Arik Air’s flights to Accra, Ghana will not be affected by the movement as the regional flights will still be operating from the international wing.
The decision by the management of Arik Air to move its domestic operations to the old domestic terminal is informed by federal government’s decision relocating all domestic operators from the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
Speaking on the development, Arik Air Managing Director, Michael McTighe said: “As we move our operations from the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport to the old domestic terminal, I want to assure our valued guests of our unwavering commitment to first class service delivery.
“We remain dependable and resolute in our mission to be a safe and reliable airline using the most experienced and efficient staff and selecting the most appropriate new, modern aircraft”.