Arik Air announced a special promotional fare across its entire domestic network to celebrate the airline’s 4th fourth anniversary and Nigeria’s 50th independence celebration.

Arik Air, Nigeria’s largest commercial carrier today announced a special promotional fare across its entire domestic network to celebrate the airline’s 4th fourth anniversary and Nigeria’s 50th independence celebration.

Arik Air will discount its normal one-way ticket prices by N4, 000 for flights within Nigeria. This special fourth anniversary offer will be valid for travel on the airline’s domestic flights only and tickets must be booked and paid for between October 28 and October 31, 2010 for travel period between November 1 and November 30, 2010 as well as between January 20 and February 28, 2011.

Commenting on the anniversary promotion, Arik Air’s Deputy Executive Vice President, Mr. Chris Ndulue explained that the fare cut is the airline’s little way of identifying with Nigerians on the nation’s 50th independence anniversary and thanking its esteemed guests who have remained loyal to the carrier these past four years.

“Four years ago, Arik Air set out to become a Nigerian airline that Nigerians would be proud to fly. Now, Arik Air not only connects Nigeria with six West African countries and serves London Heathrow from Lagos and Abuja, Johannesburg and New York JFK from Lagos, it also connects 22 destinations within Nigeria - a domestic network that no other airline can match. It is therefore appropriate that all guests in Nigeria should have the option to avail of this special offer for travel across the nation.”

Elaborating on the anniversary promotion, Arik Air’s Senior Vice President Commercial, Mr. Suraj Sundaram said the offer is a thank you to all the airline’s guests for their patronage. “It is only appropriate to appreciate our valued guests on a momentous occasion like the airline’s 4th anniversary and Nigeria’s 50th independence celebration.”

He reminded guests that tickets can be paid for at the airline’s City Ticketing Offices and Airport Ticketing Offices within Nigeria and via the airline’s website www.arikair.com. In addition, tickets are completely non-refundable and non-re routable.

Arik Air is West Africa’s leading commercial airline. It now operates a fleet of 26 state-of-the art regional, medium haul and long haul aircraft. The airline currently serves 22 airports across Nigeria as well as Accra (Ghana), Banjul (Gambia), Cotonou (Benin), Dakar (Senegal), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Monrovia (Liberia), London Heathrow (UK), Johannesburg (South Africa) and New York JFK (USA).

The airline currently operates over 150 flights daily from its hubs in Lagos and Abuja.