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Article from BTNews 3 SEPTEMBER 2012

Arik Air expands

Douala, Cameroon’s commercial capital, is the latest destination of Arik Air, said to be West and Central Africa’s largest airline.  The first commercial flight took place on Thursday 30 August and operating subsequently thrice weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Connections will be possible with the carrier’s London and New York services both ways.  The new Lagos – Douala route is Arik Air’s second foray into Central Africa coming after the inauguration of Lagos – Luanda (Angola) route on 13 December 2011.

The Lagos – Douala operation will be served with a Boeing 737-700 Next Generation aircraft.  The 737-700 offers a two-class cabin with 12 Business Class seats and 112 Economy Class.  Business Class passengers can enjoy a 44” seat pitch, cradle style seat while Economy Class passengers will equally enjoy plenty of room on the 1hr 10mins flight with a seat pitch of 34”. www.arik-air.com

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