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Articles Tagged ‘Arik Air’

Ghana growth curbed by cutbacks in 2017; Africa World Airlines is leading carrier; Lagos top destination

Ghana growth curbed by cutbacks in 2017; Africa World Airlines is leading carrier; Lagos top destination

There were 4.53 million two-way seats available on flights serving Ghana in 2017, 4.0% down on the previous year. Despite this, the African nation has enjoyed a strong capacity growth spurt over the past 10 years. Nick Preston looks at Ghana’s capacity trends, and its leading airlines, airports and routes.

Lagos Airport set for growth in 2018 thanks to 7.4% rise in annual capacity; comes on the back of traffic falling below seven million

Lagos Airport set for growth in 2018 thanks to 7.4% rise in annual capacity; comes on the back of traffic falling below seven million

Lagos Airport is the leading gateway to Nigeria, with it handling over six million passengers in 2016 and 2017. However, Lagos looks set to see a resurgence this summer, having witnessed cuts for three consecutive years. Jonathan Ford informs on the recent history of one of Africa’s busiest airports. 

Abuja traffic looks set to decline further in 2017 due to capacity cuts, having hit a peak of 4.3 million passengers in 2015; Emirates returns

Abuja traffic looks set to decline further in 2017 due to capacity cuts, having hit a peak of 4.3 million passengers in 2015; Emirates returns

Serving the capital of Nigeria, Abuja Airport handled 4.23 million passengers in 2016, down 1.5% from the year before. With capacity down 3.2% in 2017, this trend looks set to continue. After a thriving few years from 2006 to 2011 when traffic doubled, anna.aero looks to see why that growth has stalled.  


Arik Air links Lagos and Port Harcourt with Libreville

Arik Air links Lagos and Port Harcourt with Libreville

Arik Air begins a thrice-weekly service between the three destinations – Lagos to Libreville already served by Camair.

Côte d’Ivoire's Abidjan Airport is one of three on the African continent to see regular A380 services; Ghana #1 country market

Côte d’Ivoire’s Abidjan Airport is one of three on the African continent to see regular A380 services; Ghana #1 country market

After sending a one-off A380 service to Abidjan early last year, Air France now operates three of its seven weekly flights with the aircraft type on the route between its Paris CDG base and the Côte d’Ivoire airport. anna.aero has taken a close look to see how other airlines have developed their operations to the country over the past 12 months, […]

Med-View Airline becomes latest entrant in Nigeria to Europe market; annual growth of 8% includes new Turkish Airlines service to Abuja

Med-View Airline becomes latest entrant in Nigeria to Europe market; annual growth of 8% includes new Turkish Airlines service to Abuja

Last week the Nigeria to Europe market welcomed a new entrant, as Med-View Airline began a four times weekly service from Lagos to London Gatwick on 20 November. We take a look at the market dynamics over the last 12 months, as well as recent travel habits between Africa and Europe.


Arik Air enters the Ivory Coast with Abidjan route

Arik Air enters the Ivory Coast with Abidjan route

Arik Air now links Lagos to Abidjan via existing Cotonou service, utilising a mixed fleet of CRJ 900s and 737-700s. Competes against Air Cote D’Ivoire and Camair-Co.

Emirates #1 player in Middle East-Africa market; ASKs increase by 14%; Seats not far behind on 10% growth

Emirates #1 player in Middle East-Africa market; ASKs increase by 14%; Seats not far behind on 10% growth

Not many global region pairs can boast posting double-digit annual growth, but the Middle East to Africa is an exception, posting a 14% growth in weekly ASKs and a 10% hike in weekly seats in the last 12 months. anna.aero delves into the data to reveal the emerging trends in this dynamic market.

Arik Air arrives at Dubai from Lagos and Abuja

Arik Air arrives at Dubai from Lagos and Abuja

Arik Air adds five weekly flights from Abuja and Lagos to Dubai, with the latter being operated via Abuja, using its A330-200s. Competes against Emirates.


Arik Air’s traffic grows by 19% in 2013; Dubai is international city #12

Arik Air’s traffic grows by 19% in 2013; Dubai is international city #12

Nigeria’s largest operator in terms of weekly seat capacity, Arik Air has grown rapidly in recent years, serving a total of 12 countries this summer. As the airline’s passenger numbers reached 2.7 million last year, anna.aero takes a closer look at Arik Air’s recent development and its top 11 airport pairs for this August.

Arik Air adds third route to Cotonou

Arik Air adds third route to Cotonou

Arik Air introduces daily flights from Lagos to Cotonou, utilising its CRJ 900s and 737-700s.

Arik Air adds international link from Abuja

Arik Air adds international link from Abuja

Arik Air introduces twice-daily flights from Abuja to Dakar in Senegal, via Accra in Ghana.