Arik Air has said that it is putting measure in place to ensure that its Abuja to London passengers do not suffer as it suspends its Abuja to London Heathrow flights with effect from the 24th of this month.
Following the suspension of its service between the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and the London Heathrow Terminal 4, the Nigerian largest commercial airline, Arik Air, is strengthening its daily service between the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and London Heathrow Terminal 4.
Effective Saturday, March 24, 2012, Arik Air is suspending further flights from Abuja to London but its daily service from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, would not be affected by this suspension. The slot issue which is forcing Arik Air to suspend the Abuja-London Heathrow service does not affect the Lagos-London Heathrow service.
Arik Air has therefore put measures in place to ensure that its daily service between Lagos and London Heathrow takes care of passengers who are likely to be affected by the suspension of Abuja-London Heathrow flights.
Passengers wishing to travel from Abuja to London can take advantage of the airline’s daily 7:15 am Abuja-Lagos flight for onward connection to the daily Lagos-London Heathrow service. The 7:00 am Lagos-Abuja service is also available for passengers arriving Lagos from London Heathrow early morning.
Additionally, Arik Air has a shuttle service from the General Aviation Terminal to the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport for those connecting Lagos-London Heathrow from Abuja. Same service is also provided for Abuja-bound guests arriving Lagos from London Heathrow.
Arik Air’s Lagos-London Heathrow service inaugurated December 15, 2008 has become one of the most sought after services by Nigerians due to the equipment available to passengers on the route. Arik Air’s flagship Airbus A340-500 aircraft that is servicing the route is configured to take 36 passengers in the Premier class and 201 in the premium Economy class.