Arik Air, West Africa’s largest airline currently serving 18 destinations across Nigeria as well 12 international routes including London’s Heathrow Airport and New York’s JFK Airport announced today that its Executive Board has taken the decision to temporarily suspend its Dubai service operating from Lagos via Abuja with effect from April 28, 2015.
A challenging wider economic environment in Nigeria as well as increasingly stringent travel regulation controls in the United Arabs Emirates (UAE) has contributed to the decision to suspend the service.
Arik Air will continue to focus its attention on developing services in Nigeria and West Africa. Our present domestic network is fully developed with flights to most parts of the country; however we will continue to review our frequencies and fleet deployment strategy to ensure we continually match growing demand within and outside of Nigeria for air travel and also operate efficiently.
Arik Air is committed in its pursuit to meet customer’s expectations through operating and investing in state of the art aircraft and puts great emphasis on safety and reliability.
The world’s current attention on economic regeneration and development in West Africa sees Arik Air as a pivotal player in the redevelopment of the region.