Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest commercial carrier is to begin scheduled commercial services between Lagos, Nigeria andDouala, Cameroon. The first commercial flight on the new route will take place on Thursday, 30 August and subsequently operate thrice weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The outbound flight will depart Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 11:10 am (local time) and arrive in Douala International Airport, Douala at 12:40 pm (local time). Inbound flight will leave Douala at 1:25 pm (local time) and arrive in Lagos at 2:55pm (local time).
The new Lagos-Douala route is Arik Air’s second foray into Central Africa coming after the inauguration of Lagos-Luanda (Angola) route on December 13, 2011.
The Lagos – Douala route will be served with a Boeing 737-700 Next Generation aircraft. The 737-700 offers a two class cabin with 12 Business Class seats and 112 Economy Class. Business Class passengers can enjoy a 44” seat pitch, cradle style seat while Economy Class passengers will equally enjoy plenty of room on the 1h 10min flight with a seat pitch of 34”.
Arik Air’s Executive President/Managing Director, Mr. Chris Ndulue said of the new service: