Stranded travellers have cause to smile as Nigeria â€™s international carrier, Arik Air, yesterday announced extra flight on the London route.
The measure is intended to help ease the backlog of air travellers caused by the volcanic ash which had grounded air travel in Europe for more than a week until Wednesday, with ripple effect across the world.
With effect from today (Saturday), passengers will be able to fly Lagos-London by 4pm apart from the existing 10.40am service, according to a statement signed by Mr. Suraj Sundaram, Arikâ€™s Chief Commercial Officer.
Also, passengers from London can fly from Heathrow Airport by 2355 to arrive Lagos by 06.30am local time.
Said Sundaram: â€˜The extra flight will leave Lagos on Saturday 24th April at 4pm local time and arrive London at 1030pm local time.
The return flight will leave London also on Saturday at 1155pm local time and arrive Lagos at 630am on Sunday 25th April. All flights depart and arrive London Heathrow Terminal 4.
â€˜This additional flight on the carrierâ€™s state of the art A340_500 aircraft will help carry passengers that are stranded and looking to get to London. Passengers are encouraged to visit www.arikair.com or call 01_ 2799999 to reserve seats.â€™