Arik Air has added yet another feather to its cap by winning the Nigeria Airline Investment Award 2010 at the Nigeria International Investors Forum.
Arik Air, Nigeria’s largest commercial airline has added yet another feather to its cap by winning the Nigeria Airline Investment Award 2010 at the Nigeria International Investors Forum held at the Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja on September 15, 2010.
The ceremony tagged, ‘Nigeria at 50 Investors Award 2010’ was put together by the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) and the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC).
The Nigeria Airline Investment Award 2010 was presented to Arik Air’s Deputy Executive Vice President, Mr. Chris Ndulue by the Chairman, Commonwealth Business Council, Dr. Pascal Dozie. Arik Air was adjudged winner in the airline category after scoring 71%.
Nigerian and international business leaders and experts have applauded Arik Air’s success. All have celebrated the airline’s leadership in business strategy, its pioneering approach, its commitment to quality and its innovative service.
Speaking on the award, Mr. Ndulue said: “We are pleased that Arik Air’s noble investment in Nigeria’s aviation industry is being acknowledged day-by-day by the business community and Nigerians as a whole. We remain committed to building an airline that Nigerians, Africans and the rest of the world will be proud to fly.”
This is the fourth award Arik Air received this year, following the 15th Annual Thisday Award in February, the Leadership Award for Excellence held in April and the Best Security Conscious Airline of The Year at the International Security Conference and Awards 2009/2010 held on May 13.
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.