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Arik Air Resumes Benin Airport Flight Service

West Africa largest airline, Arik Air on Thursday announced today (3rd September, 2015) on its website the resumption of its flights to Benin Airport with effect from 6th September, 2015.

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Arik Air is a Nigerian airline operating a domestic, regional and international flight network. It operates mainly from two hubs at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Photo Credit:

This followed the re-opening of the airport by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

The Airline Head, Public Affairs, Mr Ola Adebanji, disclosed this in a statement issued in Lagos.

The airport was closed on 20th June, 2015 for rehabilitation work on its runway as reported by TravelOrbit Blog. The closure was initially scheduled to last for 20 days but was further extended by the authority.

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The statement said the Arik Air would operate one flight each from both Lagos and Abuja into Benin on Sunday.

It explained that it would thereafter revert to its normal schedule as from Monday, Sept. 7.

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