Emirates has signed an interline agreement with
Nigerian carrier Arik Air.
Under the new agreement, customers will be able
to purchase joint Emirates-Arik Air itineraries, enabling them to
connect seamlessly from Emirates’ double daily services to Lagos
onto cities including Abuja, Kano, Kaduna, Port Harcort and Enugu.
Customers will also enjoy a range of added benefits, including
special fares and an extra 10kg baggage allowance for Economy
Class passengers connecting to points across Nigeria and beyond on Arik Air.
“Our new partnership with Arik Air opens up a
wide range of West African destinations for Emirates customers,
making travel more easy and convenient than ever before,” said
Jean Luc Grillet, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations
for Africa. “What's more, customers will enjoy even better value
for money when they purchase their Emirates and Arik Air flights
Customers can purchase joint Emirates-Arik Air
itineraries by calling their local reservations office, travel
agent or online. Customers will be
issued with a single combined ticket for Emirates and Arik
Air-operated flights and enjoy one-stop check-in and baggage
transfer between the airlines.
is one of Nigeria’s largest domestic airlines and operates a fleet of 23
regional, medium haul and long haul aircraft. The
airline currently serves 30 airports across Nigeria as well as
Accra (Ghana), Banjul (Gambia), Cotonou (Benin), Dakar (Senegal),
Freetown (Sierra Leone), Monrovia (Liberia), London Heathrow (UK),
Johannesburg (South Africa) and New York JFK (USA).
Kevin Steele, Vice President Commercial at Arik
Air, said, “Emirates is one of the industry’s leading
airlines with an extensive global network. This agreement will
undoubtedly provide new travel opportunities for our customer base
as well as further developing Arik Air into a truly global
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