Articles Tagged ‘Arik Air’

Lagos sees capacity decline of 13%; demise of Air Nigeria and problems at Dana Air impact traffic

Lagos sees capacity decline of 13%; demise of Air Nigeria and problems at Dana Air impact traffic

Nigeria’s civil aviation faces on-going challenges. Passenger numbers grew rapidly between 2006 and 2011, but safety issues and the demise of Air Nigeria have brought growth to a halt. Internationally, Etihad Airways is the most recent carrier to launch inter-continental services to Africa’s fourth busiest airport.

Nigeria's changing aviation landscape; Arik Air now dominates as FirstNation becomes latest start-up

Nigeria’s changing aviation landscape; Arik Air now dominates as FirstNation becomes latest start-up

Nigeria and the UK have recently had a bit of a spat about flights between the two countries, with Nigeria wanting to fine BA and Virgin for alleged price fixing. But how has Nigeria’s air transport market developed in the last three years? How quickly has traffic grown and which new airlines are making their […]

Arik Air launches new route to Cotonou, Ouagadougou and Bamako

Arik Air launches new route to Cotonou, Ouagadougou and Bamako

Arik Air now flies from Lagos, Nigeria to Cotonou, Benin, Oagadougou, Burkina Faso and Bamako, Mali.


Arik Air launches new route from Lagos to Luanda

Arik Air launches new route from Lagos to Luanda

Arik Air now flies from Lagos in Nigeria to Luanda in Angola twice-weekly.

Domestic issues in Egypt and Tunisia appear to be impacting Morocco's tourism; Arik Air capacity up 28%

Domestic issues in Egypt and Tunisia appear to be impacting Morocco’s tourism; Arik Air capacity up 28%

North Africa has seen its fair share of political upheaval this year, which is not good for the region’s important in-bound tourism. But which countries, airlines and airports in Africa have been growing fastest during the last year based on scheduled capacity analysis?

New airline routes launched (1-7 February 2011)

New airline routes launched (1-7 February 2011)

31 new routes launched across the world in the last week. Two different airlines moved some of its services between competing airports, but which ones? Which are the four new African routes launched? And which low-cost carrier just entered a highly competitive route?


New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 28 November – Friday 4 December):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsAnother healthy crop of new routes this week. We have details (and celebratory pictures) of new routes started this week in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Fiji, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, the UK and the USA.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 21 November – Friday 27 November):

nl271109-nibs100.gifA big anna.aero welcome this week to United Airways (not to be confused with United Airlines), making their first appearance in our news section. We also have details (and celebratory pictures) of new routes started this week in Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Malaysia, Nigeria, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, the UAE and the UK.

Nigeria’s local market is highly competitive; Arik Air to launch London services with A340

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusNigeria’s airports handle over eight million passengers annually, dominated by Lagos and Abuja. But who are the leading players in the local and regional market? Fast-growing Arik Air will soon become the fifth carrier to serve the London market, but where else offers direct services to Nigeria?