Arik Air, Emirates MoU to Expand Firms’ Relations
from HENRY IFEANYI in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS — THE two dominant airlines operators in the Nigerian and West Africa aviation sector, Arik Air and Emirates Airline, have agreed to expand their existing commercial relationship and explore further areas of co-operation.
Both airlines have subsequently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to sustain their mutual and economic growth.
Adnan Kazim, Emirates Divisional senior vice president, Planning, Aeropolitical and Industry Affairs, and Chris Ndulue, Arik Air’s Managing Director signed the MoU at the Emirates Group Headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
A statement issued by Kazim said the MOU includes seamless connectivity for customers of both airlines in their respective networks.
“Both Emirates and Arik Air have expressed interest in exploring ways to expand on our existing commercial relationship and to look at different areas in which we can cooperate that will be mutually beneficial to both airlines, including seamless connectivity for our customers on our respective networks.
“We also intend to explore the potential of code share arrangements as passenger traffic flows mature between both parties’ networks,” said Kazim.
Emirates and Arik Air currently have a one-way interline agreement, whereby Emirates passengers are connected throughout Nigeria and West Africa via Arik Air’s network.
– CAJ News
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