ASKY Airlines on Monday said it would begin daily flight operations from Accra, Ghana to Lagos and Abuja from July 10.
ASKY’s Country Manager for Nigeria, Mr Simon Mobolaji, told newsmen in Lagos that the move was in line with the airline’s mission to seamlessly connect West and Central Africa and reduce the flying time to connect cities in the region.
Mobolaji said that with the new service, passengers would be able to connect these cities every day, departing in the morning and arriving later in the day.
He said: “We are particularly glad to introduce this service to serve our esteemed loyal customers who have long wanted these connections to happen.
“We thank them for their loyalty and patronage and can only introduce more convenient connections to meet their travel needs.
“Now they can fly their community airline not only to Dakar or Niamey or Abidjan, from the airline’s hub in Lome, but also fly to Accra directly from Lagos and to Abuja directly from Accra.”
According to him, the new route offers more capacity and flexibility with a significant reduction in flight time between Lagos, Accra, Abuja and the entire network of ASKY.
He said that with the airline’s schedule, a passenger could leave Abuja early in the morning for Accra and return to Abuja later in the evening via Lagos.
The country manager said: “Sales of tickets have since commenced with the travel agents and the airline’s offices making tickets available at very affordable airfares.
“In addition to this, ASKY also introduced additional baggage allowance which enables passengers travel with more baggage for less.
“Passengers in Economy class will have 40kg baggage allowance, while passengers in business class will be entitled to 50kg.
“This offer will be valid from July 10 to Oct. 2 on all flights on the new service.’’