Arik Air said, yesterday, it would launch flight services to Bauchi from May 9, 2018.
The airline will be operating three weekly flights from Abuja to Bauchi with connections to and from Lagos on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
The chief executive officer of Arik Air, Captain Roy Ilegbodu, said the inauguration of flight operations to Bauchi was borne out of the importance attached to Bauchi State as the ‘Pearl of Tourism’ in Nigeria and underscored the airline’s commitment to the growth of tourism in the country.
“Arik Air has always been at the forefront of the development of aviation and tourism in Nigeria. We are committed to the opening up of the country to commerce and industry through air connectivity. Our plan is to connect all viable airports in Nigeria so as to expand the frontiers of commerce and grow the economy,” Captain Roy stated.
Bauchi becomes Arik Air’s 20th domestic destination and firmly places the airline as the leading carrier in Nigeria, the airline said in a statement by its spokesman, Ola Adebanji.