Arik Air of Nigeria launched its first regional route, Lagos-Accra, this month. Service will operate twice-daily on a 737-700. The carrier said it "plans to cover the West African subregion before making a foray into the entire African continent" and eventually plans to operate 40 international flights per day. It also announced an expansion of its domestic network to Owerri, to which it will fly from Lagos and Abuja. Arik now serves 12 Nigerian destinations and plans to take delivery this ...

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