Air Côte d’Ivoire commenced flight operations into Lagos arriving on the 3rdJanuary, 2015 with its Airbus A319-TUSTSA with capacity for 12 Business and 96 Economy passengers while the inaugural flight departed Lagos on Sunday 4thJanuary 2015.
The Ivory Coast national carrier’s Abidjan-Lagos 4 weekly frequencies is scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 10:10 am from Lagos to Abidjan and returns on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The airline plans to commence additional frequencies from Lagos to Kinshasa via Abidjan three times a week soon.
Air Côte d’Ivoire based in Abidjan succeeded the former country’s flag carrier, Air Ivoire. It was set up on 15 May 2012, as a private-public entity, partially owned by Air France —which intended to make Port Bouet Airport a regional hub— and the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED).
From its Hub in Abidjan it operates to over 14 destinations in West and Central Africa including: Accra, Bamako, Brazzaville, Conakry, Cotonou, Dakar, Doula, Freetown, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lome, Monrovia, N’Djamena, Niamey, Ougadougou, Pointe Noire and Younde.
Air Cote d’ivoire is represented in Nigeria by its General Sales Agent – Airlines Representatives West Africa.