Arik Air Ltd is a privately and wholly Nigerian owned commercial airline with a commitment to the people of Nigeria to deliver new standards in aviation. In 2002, with Nigeria Airways in liquidation, Arik Air's Chairman, Sir Joseph Arumemi-Ikhide (KSG, CON), decided to buy a Hawker jet aircraft. Colleagues and contacts in the gas and oil industry started using the Hawker jet to fly themselves around Nigeria.
The Chairman of Arik Air, Mr. Joseph Arumemi-Ikhide, has urged the federal government to reform the aviation industry through good policies so that the country could benefit from its growing passenger traffic that is highly sought after by foreign carriers. Arumemi-Ikhide made this known Wednesday, at a media briefing in Lagos, to commemorate the seventh year anniversary of the airline. He said favourable policies, including the one that would make it compulsory for people travelling on government expense to patronise indigenous airlines would boost the growth of Nigerian carriers... Read More
An interview with Arik Air Founder and Chairman Sir Joseph Arumemi Ikhide-Johnson. Read»
Arik Air and Cranfield University, United Kingdom, have entered into a partnership aimed at human capital development in the Nigerian carrier.
Arik Air, has introduced a new payment option that allows customers to book a ticket online at the airlines website www.arikair.com and pay later using a number of different payment platforms.
Arik Air has secured yet another award in recognition of its commitment to developing Nigeria/Sierra Leone relations.
Arik Air, Bombardier Aerospace Seek to Expand Relationship Arik Air, West and Central Africas largest airline and Canadian aircraft manufacturer, Bombardier Aerospace are seeking ways of expanding their business relationship.
Arik Air, West and Central Africa's largest airline has been adjudged the Best Security and Safety Conscious Airline in West and Central Africa for the second consecutive year.
Nigerias Centenary Pageant is aimed at promoting the objectives of the 2014 Centenary celebrations marking the amalgamation of southern and northern Nigeria by Lord Lugard in 1914.
Arik Air, Nigeria and West Africa/'s leading commercial airline has increased its fleet to 24 aircraft with the introduction of an Airbus A330-200 twin-engine aircraft. This latest addition to the fleet marks the first of four A330 aircraft due to be delivered over the coming year.
Arik Air, West Africa and Central Africa/s leading airline, has introduced a new online check-in service to further boost its passenger experience. Arik Air, West Africa and Central Africa/s leading airline, has introduced a new online check-in service to further boost its passenger experience.
Arik Air has emerged as the Company of The Year 2012 at the Leadership Annual Conference and Awards ceremony held at the International Conference Centre Abuja on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
Arik Air and Emirate Touch Aviation Services Limited have signed a lease agreement for the airline's two Boeing 737-300 aircraft.
GE and Arik Air: Story of GE Aviation
GE Aviations long-standing partnership with Arik Air has fast tracked its expansion into a leading African airline company. This has enabled Arik Air to contribute to Nigerias economic growth and cement its role as an enabler of regional and international travel connectivity between Africa and the world.
"Our partnership with GE has been the major factor in Arik Air's success where other Nigerian companies have failed. Funding to build an avaition company is not readily accessible in Nigeria. GE filled this critical gap and provided much needed finance and fuel-efficient GE engines that increase efficiency, have lower fuel consumption and reduced down times" - Chris Ndulue Arik Air MD and Excecutive Vice-President.
Non-stop flights from Lagos to Luanda
Arik Air began scheduled flights from its hub in Lagos to the Angolan capital, Luanda on 13th December, 2011, becoming the first and only Nigerian carrier to operate scheduled flights between the two cities.
The Lagos - Luanda route will be served with a Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft. The 737-800 is a two class compartment and the configuration is 16 Business Class seats and 132 Economy Class. Business Class passengers can enjoy a 44 seat pitch, cradle style seat with 8.6 individual screens. Economy Class passengers will equally enjoy plenty of room on the 3h 10min flight with a seat pitch of 34.