Nigeria’s Arik Air was scheduled to begin its Lagos-New York Kennedy service late Monday, marking the carrier’s first transatlantic operation and its third international route beyond the West Africa region. Arik has also noted that these mark the first direct flights between Nigeria and the U.S. to be operated by a Nigerian airline in the last decade. Arik is beginning its thrice-weekly nonstops — the only direct service between the cities — on new Airbus A340-500 aircraft operated ...

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