Arik Air has resumed operations to Asaba Airport and deployed a Bombardier CRJ900 to service the route.

The airline said in a statement on Monday that it would operate daily flights from the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos to Asaba.

It also said the resumption of flights to Asaba Airport “is at the behest of passengers from Delta and Anambra states who have been yearning for the return of the airline to the route.”

Arik Air suspended operations to the airport last year due to operational reasons.

Similarly, the airline announced the introduction of new services on the Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt routes to cater for the needs of its clients.

It said two daily frequencies apiece had been introduced on the Lagos-Abuja and Abuja-Lagos sectors.

The airline also said an additional frequency was being introduced on the Lagos-Port Harcourt and Port Harcourt-Abuja routes.

It added that the new services will be operated with Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft.

“We have decided to reopen the Asaba route following a restructuring of our routes.

Our aim is to increase our flights frequencies and return to some routes we had abandoned over the last few years,” said the chief executive officer of the airline, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu.