Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest commercial carrier has alerted air travelers of new security measures put in place at Nigerian airports by the Federal Government and therefore advised all intending air travelers to set out early for their flights to avoid loss of travel time.
The airline stated that the Federal Government has put extra security measures in place at all airports and this could cause traffic snare on airport roads leading to unforeseen delays or missed flights for travelers.
The new security measures being implemented by government has led to visible presence of more security personnel across the nation’s airports.
Passengers are also advised to familiarize themselves with check-in procedures at the airport. Arik Air check-in counters open two hours before departure for Domestic flights, three hours for Regional and four hours for International flights.
All passengers must have completed check-in for their flights prior to check-in closure which is 30 minutes (for Domestic Flights), 45 minutes (Regional Flights) and 90 minutes (for International Flights) before the scheduled departure time.
Arik Air also provides an online check-in service aimed at customers who want a streamlined travel experience. It is designed to provide passengers with the ability to check-in and choose seat from 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the flight to 5 hours before International Flights and 3 hours before Domestic and Regional Flights. Passengers are advised to avail themselves of this service.