Arik Air resumes flights to Freetown – Airline operator Arik Air has announced the revival of their Lagos to Freetown, Sierra-Leone routes after the end of the Ebola scourge.
Arik Air had begun flying to Freetown in 2009, but had cancelled the flights after the Ebola virus surfaced in the country.
“This will be a three-weekly flight to be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays using a Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft configured to carry 20 Business Class and 126 Economy Class passengers,” the airline said in a statement released on Wednesday.
The airline’s managing director, Mr. Chris Ndulue, added that the initial decision had been taken for the safety of the airline’s passengers.
He said, “Arik Air is the dominant carrier in West and Central Africa and air travelers in this region look up to us to fly them to their destinations. We want to assure our loyal customers on the Lagos-Freetown route that we are back to deliver the safe, secure and reliable services that are the hallmark of Arik Air”.