Articles Tagged ‘LOS’

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.

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.

Med-View Airline commences London Gatwick service

Med-View Airline commences London Gatwick service

Med-View Airline begins a new four times weekly service between Lagos and London Gatwick using 767-300s.


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.

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.


Kenya Airways’ traffic up 1.1% in 2013; Nairobi-Mombasa top S14 route

Kenya Airways’ traffic up 1.1% in 2013; Nairobi-Mombasa top S14 route

Africa’s fifth largest operator according to weekly seat capacity, Kenya Airways has been growing without interruption in recent years, recording 3.7 million passengers in 2013. As the SkyTeam member is now serving 48 countries in Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia, anna.aero reveals Kenya Airways’ recent developments and its top 13 routes 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.

Royal Jordanian Airlines adds Accra and Lagos to its offering from Amman

Royal Jordanian Airlines adds Accra and Lagos to its offering from Amman

Royal Jordanian Airlines launches services from its Amman Airport base to Accra Airport via Lagos Airport.


Rwandair adds services to Ghana and Cameroon

Rwandair adds services to Ghana and Cameroon

Rwandair connects Kigali Airport with Accra Airport via Lagos Airport; launches flights to Douala Airport via Brazzaville Airport and Libreville Airport.

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.

Etihad now serves Lagos in Nigeria from its Abu Dhabi hub

Etihad now serves Lagos in Nigeria from its Abu Dhabi hub

Etihad Airways has launched flights to Nigeria. Now serves Lagos from its hub at Abu Dhabi Airport in the UAE.