13th July, 2012
Arik Air today said it has introduced a new schedule for its Lagos-New York, JFK service. The airline said the revived winter schedule will be effective from 29 October 2012.
“This schedule offers new departure time out of MurtalaMuhammed International Airport, Lagos at 11:55pm (local time) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving in New York’s JFK Terminal 4 at 6:30am (local time) next day.
“The outbound flight will depart New York, JFK at 12:00pm (local time) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and will arrive in to Lagos at 4:30am (local time) the following day.
“The new winter schedule will allow passengers arriving in New York to connect to early morning domestic services within the US with convenience. Similarly, the new arrival time in Lagos offers more connections within Nigeria and on to the West Coast on the airline’s extensive network,” Arik said in a statement today.
The airline quoted Chris Ndulue, Arik Air Managing Director and Executive Vice President, as saying, “With increasing demand for services between the west coast of Africa and the USA, we felt it necessary to revise our existing schedule to accommodate this demand. Customers can now easily connect on to our domestic and regional services with our arrival time in the US, affording passengers the chance to rest overnight and be in their final destination for the business day ahead.
“Passengers transferring domestically can utilize the shuttle bus between the domestic and international terminal and very soon our passengers will be able to fly out of a brand new GAT in Lagos which will offer seamless connections throughout the network. The Lagos-New York, JFK service is an integral route in the network and the amended schedule will serve to offer not only more convenience for customers but choice as well.”