Emirates and West Africa’s Arik Air to expand commercial relationship

Emirates Airline has signed a memorandum of understanding with West Africa’s Arik Air to develop and expand their existing commercial relationship and explore further areas of co-operation.

Emirates and Arik Air currently have a one-way interline agreement, whereby Emirates passengers are connected throughout Nigeria and 37263-352453West Africa via Arik Air’s current domestic and regional network.

The MoU was signed by Adnan Kazim, Emirates divisional senior vice president, Planning, Aeropolitical and Industry Affairs, and Chris Ndlulue, Arik Air’s managing director, at Emirates Group Headquarters in Dubai.

“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,” said Kazim.

He added: “We also intend to explore the potential of codeshare arrangements as passenger traffic flows mature between both parties’ networks.”