Nigerian carrier Arik Air has placed the first dual-class Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen configured with three-abreast business-class seating into service in West Africa. Arik Air will use the CRJ1000 NextGen to increase service on its most popular business routes in West Africa.

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The carrier launched its first flight between Atlanta and Johannesburg, South Africa, via Dakar, Senegal, on December 4, 2006. A week later, Delta began serving Accra, Ghana, from its hub at New York JFK.

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