Arik Air has again been acknowledged by the Business and Professional Women in Nigeria (BPW)
Arik Air, Nigeria’s largest commercial airline’s world class service has again been acknowledged by the Business and Professional Women in Nigeria (BPW). At the opening of its national convention in Lagos on Monday, October 11, 2010, the executive of BPW Nigeria bestowed an Award of Excellence on Arik Air in recognition of the airline’s transparent support and contributions to nation building and women empowerment.
Presenting the award to Arik Air’s Deputy Executive Vice President, Mr. Chris Ndulue, the President of BPW Nigeria, Mrs. Tinuade Oni-Ihama thanked the airline for its support during the group’s trip to the United States of America for the Commission on the Status of Women in February 2010. She stressed that Arik Air has been a great supporter of women cause and that the support for the trip to America was a big lift to the women group.
Receiving the award, Mr. Ndulue thanked the women for their support stressing that the airline has achieved its phenomenal growth with the support from the women. “We have done very little to reciprocate the tremendous support from BPW Nigeria and I want assure you that we will do more in the future”.
Mr. Ndulue disclosed that Arik Air as a company is a believer in gender equality and this explains why there are more women than men on the company’s staff roll.
“We are always ready to contribute our quota to the development of the nation and I want to assure you that we will be happy to work with you and other group to promote empowerment of women”, Mr. Ndulue stated.
The Nigerian Federation of Business and Professional Women is an affiliate of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women with membership in over 85 countries around the world. It has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOG) and participatory status with the Council of Europe.
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.