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Arik Air places its first Bombardier CRJ1000 into revenue service

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Arik Air (Lagos, Nigeria) has placed the first dual-class Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft configured with three-abreast business-class seating into revenue service in West Africa.

Arik Air (www.arikair.com) is Nigeria’s and West Africa’s largest airline and operates mainly from two hubs at Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

Arik Air also operates four Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft and four Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft.

Image: Bombardier.

Arik Air aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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Arik Air 3.2015 Domestic Route Map

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Arik Air 3.2015 West Africa Route Map

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Arik Air 3.2015 International Route Map

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Emirates arrives in Abuja, Nigeria, its 144th destination

Emirates (Dubai) add Abuja, Nigeria on August 1. Abuja is Emirates 26th destination in Africa and its 144th worldwide.

Emirates flight EK 785 landed at Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on August 1, marking the start of the airline’s daily service to its second destination in Nigeria. Services to Lagos were launched just over 10 years ago.

Emirates’ Dubai-Abuja route is served by an Airbus A340-300 which offers 267 seats in a three-class configuration – 12 First Class, 42 Business Class and 213 Economy Class seats. Customers on the route experience Emirates’ award-winning hospitality – from multi-national cabin crew and gourmet cuisine to the ice entertainment system, which offers hundreds of channels of audio and visual entertainment. Customers also enjoy Emirates’ generous baggage allowance of 30kg in Economy Class, 40kg in Business and 50kg in First.

Emirates flight EK 785 departs Dubai daily at 1050 and arrives in Abuja at 1510. The return flight, EK 786 departs Abuja at 1935 and arrives in Dubai at 0550 the next morning.

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A340-313 A6-ERS (msn 139) arrives back at the Dubai hub.

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Azman Air commences operations in Nigeria on May 15

Azman Air (Kano, Nigeria) was finally awarded its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and commenced scheduled passenger operations on May 15 with two former bmibaby Boeing 737-300s (5N-HAI and 5N-YSM). The first routes are Kano-Lagos, Lagos-Abuja and Kano-Abuja.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-36N G-TOYF (msn 28557) became 5N-YSM on delivery.

Azman Air: AG Slide Show

Ethiopian Airlines to fly to Kano, Nigeria starting on May 24

Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) has announced the commencement of four weekly flights to Kano, Nigeria, starting on May 24, 2014.

The flights to Kano will be Ethiopian fourth destination in Nigeria, in addition to Lagos, Abuja and Enugu.

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-860 ET-APF (msn 40961) approaches the runway at Dubai.

Ethiopian Airlines: AG Slide Show