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Arik Air To IAH Soon?  
User currently offlinePbb152 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 617 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4123 times:

Per their facebook page, Arik Air is to start service to IAH soon:

Houston NONSTOP to Lagos ✈✈✈✈✈ Coming Soon....

http://www.facebook.com/FlyArikAir#!/FlyArikAir?sk=wall

Rumor is that it will be routed LOS-JFK-IAH-LOS, and start around August. Remember, UA/CO is also due to start IAH-LOS-IAH in November with a 777.

It will be interesting to see if Arik Air actually follows through.

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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7193 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

I have high hopes for Arik. I want to see them expand into asia a bit more however..

User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8373 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3412 times:
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Quoting Pbb152 (Thread starter):
Rumor is that it will be routed LOS-JFK-IAH-LOS, and start around August. Remember, UA/CO is also due to start IAH-LOS-IAH in November with a 777

IT would better to fly to Houston nonstop from Lagos. Making JFK passeners fly to IAH then to Lagos is silly, I would rather fly to LHR then connect to a LHR-LOS flight.


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17511 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3251 times:

Arik received approval to fly to IAH, but they seem closer to insolvency than IAH.

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User currently offlinemrskyguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1214 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3121 times:

Isn't COA (UAL) going to be operating one of their first 787 routes in that direction?


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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3110 times:

Quoting mrskyguy (Reply 4):
Isn't COA (UAL) going to be operating one of their first 787 routes in that direction?

With the delays of the 787s the route is gonna start in Nov. with 777.



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User currently offlineusflyer msp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3067 times:

Realistically, Arik Air needs to drop all of their money-hemorrhaging long-haul routes and focus on becoming a reliable, profitable domestic/regional carrier. They can use that base to relaunch long-haul services in 4-5 years. I really don't know why so many African carriers try to fly to all sorts of far-flung destinations when they really cannot be competitive in those markets. It always ends poorly for them.

User currently offlineFuling From Australia, joined Apr 2011, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

Does Arik Air plan to use the A345 leased from Hi Fly for this service?

User currently offlinessublyme From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 517 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

Quoting Fuling (Reply 7):
Does arik Air plan to use the A345 leased from Hi Fly for this service?

More than likely. They use the A345 to JFK and if IAH is a tag on to that ...


User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8373 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2237 times:
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Quoting usflyer msp (Reply 6):
Realistically, Arik Air needs to drop all of their money-hemorrhaging long-haul routes and focus on becoming a reliable, profitable domestic/regional carrier. They can use that base to relaunch long-haul services in 4-5 years. I really don't know why so many African carriers try to fly to all sorts of far-flung destinations when they really cannot be competitive in those markets. It always ends poorly for them.

Arik Air was started because there was no "reliable" airline in Nigeria. After having to overcome every mountain a beaurcrat could invent they established a great airline. Their long haul flights are to places Nigerians need to fly to London( Nigeria was a British colony), J'berg9 no bigger business center in Africa) and JFK( New York, no more explanation needed).

Arik is an airline representing its country proudly and having 2 A340-500 is great compliment to its management. But some today still think "an African country can't have a wide-body plane".


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