Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest airline has emerged the best Airline in Africa as confirmed by the advisory board of the African Achievers Award in conjunction with the Institute of Leadership and Management, Abuja.

Arik Air has also been adjudged as the Organisation of the Year at the 2014 African Achievers Award ceremony scheduled to hold at the Presidential Banquet Hall, State House; Accra, Ghana on Friday 28th February, 2014.

In the award letter to Arik Air, the organisers of the award noted that the choice of Arik Air as Africa’s best Airline received due confirmation by the board “after the tour and inspection of your facility in Lagos”.

The organizers noted that the award is in recognition of Arik Air’s rare and unique people-centric leadership qualities which the organization has displayed so far in the aviation sector across the globe. “We commend your exceptional strides as a way of encouraging you to do more,” read the letter.

Commenting on the award, the Managing Director of Arik Air, Mr. Chris Ndulue said: “This award further confirms the place of Arik Air as not just West Africa’s premier Airline but also the pride of Africa”.

Noting that though Arik Air is a recipient of several national and international awards, Mr. Ndulue stressed that “every award reminds us of our commitment to continue to provide safe and comfortable air-travel experience for our teeming guests within Africa and across the globe”.

“This award is a call to do more and we will continue to improve on those qualities that have earned us this recognition because we believe that our best is yet to come.”

Arik Air is a recipient of international awards such United States International Partner Award, International Quality Summit Award Business Initiative Direction (BID) Platinum Award. Arik Air has also been honored as Thisday Airline of the year, Leadership Company of the year, Best Security and Safety Conscious Airline in West and Central Africa amongst others.