Arik Air commences Bauchi operations

Posted: May 15, 2018 in general
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ArikNigerian carrier, Arik Air, has announced that it would begin flight operations to Bauchi on May 9.

Chief Executive Officer of Arik Air, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, made the announcement in a statement issued in Lagos.

Ilegbodu said the airline would be operating three weekly flights from Abuja to Bauchi, with connections to and from Lagos on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

He said the inauguration of flight operations to Bauchi was borne out of the importance attached to Bauchi State as the ‘Pearl of Tourism’ in Nigeria.

According to him, it also underscores Arik Air’s commitment to the growth of tourism in the country.

 

Ilegbodu said: “Arik Air has always been at the forefront of the development of aviation and tourism in Nigeria. We are committed to the opening up of the country to commerce and industry through air connectivity.

“Our plan is to connect all viable airports in Nigeria so as to expand the frontiers of commerce and grow the economy.’’

He said Bauchi becomes Arik Air’s 20th domestic destination and firmly placed the airline as one the leading carriers in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has commended Dana Air for introducing its flights on Abuja-Owerri route.

Dana Air Communications Manager, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, said in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday that the governor made the commendation at the airline’s inaugural flight from Owerri to Abuja on Tuesday.

Okorocha, who was represented by his Special Adviser, Mr Ikenna Eme, said the commencement of Dana Air Owerri to Abuja flights and back had brought needed succour to the people of Imo State who had had to pay more for less on the route.

“Today, we have witnessed development and expansion. We are happy that Dana Air is living up to expectations. The flight was smooth and on-time and this is what we have been asking for on this route. Our people have been paying too much for less on this route and we thank Dana Air for this development.”

According to him, the vision of the government is to make the state a hub in the South east.

Okorocha said that the government’s partnership with Dana Air had increased traffic to the state because of the convenient fares and quality services.

Accountable Manager of Dana Air, Mr Obi Mbanuo, reiterated the airline’s commitment to providing “a smart alternative for the people of Imo State and contributing positively to its economy and development.”

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