Thursday, February 4, 2016 5:11 am
Air Cote D’Ivoire announced on Wednesday that it will begin to operate Abuja and Abidjan route from 15 February.
The airline made this known in a statement signed by its Country Manager-Nigeria, Mr Moustapha Fofana, in Lagos.
The statement said that, “this was coming on the heels of the airline’s recent launch of the delivery of yet another brand new Dash 8-Q400 aircraft.
“The recently acquired airliner is one of three new aircraft expected to join the carrier’s young fleet this year.
“A total of three weekly flights will be operated between both destinations in a two class configuration of 7 seat in Business Class and 60 seats in Economy class.
“The flights will depart from Abuja on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 09:20am and arrive in Abidjan at 11: 05am.
“They will depart from Abidjan at 7:25pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays to arrive in Abuja at 11:15pm,’’ it stated.
The statement said that the flights would be in addition to its current five flights weekly from Lagos.
“Connecting the city of Abuja through direct flights to Abidjan will not only open the region to seamless connectivity in the spirit of the Yamoussoukro it will also go a long way to foster closer relations between Nigeria and Cote D’Ivoire, offer greater choice to customers, and significantly reduce travel time for passengers,’’ it stated.
Air Cote D’Ivoire is the national carrier of Ivory Coast.