W3101 flight from Lagos to London Heathrow at 12.45 will now operate at 12.00 local time.
Arik Air launches the 1st Mobile Booking App in Sub-Sahara Africa
With the Arik Air App, you’re in charge of your flying experience. Enjoy the ease and convenience of searching, selecting, and booking flights anywhere, any time. No more waiting in line to buy tickets. No more paying third-party booking services. You receive the best possible rate and pay immediately.
- Search for Nigerian and international flights
- Book one-way, round trip, and multi-destination flights
- Create a user profile to avoid entering personal info multiple times
- Pay using major Nigerian debit cards
- Speed payment by using Interswitch Verve “Remember Card” feature
- View your flight purchase history
- Access news and information about Arik and its services
The Nigeria-based Arik Airl has long been a leader in harnessing the web to make travel easier and more affordable.
Arik Air sponsors Africa International Film Festival
Arik Air is one of the Official Sponsor for the just concluded Africa International Film Festival. AFRIFF is an annual showcase of the African cinema industry with a vision to raise awareness for the vast potential that the industry holds and its impact on the continents economy. Now in its third year, the festival has gained a significant place on the annual African entertainment calendar, getting bigger and better with each passing year. Cross River has become Nigeria’s premier tourism destination and currently the biggest free Trade Zone in West Africa. Over 200 guest from outside Calabar attended the Festival with more than 20 people from outside Nigeria.
Arik Air wins Best Security and Safety Conscious Airline Award 2013
First, Arik Air bagged the Best Security and Safety Conscious Airline in West and Central Africa Award while the Airline’s Chief Security Officer, Francis Okafor won the Best Aviation Security Manager in Nigeria Award. This is the third consecutive year the Airline will be winning the prestigious award instituted in 2003 by Africa’s foremost security and safety news magazine, Security Watch Africa.
In the citation read before the award was presented to Arik Air’s Senior Vice President, Standards and Special Projects, Rodger Whittle, the organizers acknowledged the airlines exemplary commitment to security and safety standards. It commended Arik Air for operating safely without any crash or incident since 2006. In his response, Rodger re-stated the airline’s commitment to safety, security and quality service. He noted that it was heartwarming that Arik Air’s huge investment in security and safety has not gone unnoticed.
Arik Air’s Aviation Security (AVSEC) Department is one of the most sophisticated in the industry and the airline’s commitment to safety is second to none in West and Central Africa. Arik Air conducts an independent secondary screening of passengers prior to departures. In terms of safety, Arik Air adheres strictly to international safety standards as stipulated by global civil aviation bodies such as Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Transport, the UK CAA, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Arrival of the Second Arik Air Airbus A330
Arik Air, Nigeria and West Africa’s leading commercial airline, has increased the size of its fleet to 25 aircraft and boosted its London to Lagos route, with the introduction of a new Airbus A330-200 twin-engine aircraft. Whilst the new A330 will serve London – Lagos, the new plane could be deployed on one of a number of potential new routes to South America and the Middle East in future.Commencing today, the A330 aircraft will compliment Arik Air’s long haul wide body fleet. Fitted to offer the very best in-flight comfort and style, the new additions are an environmentally-friendly product that will provide the highest degree of operational flexibility and passenger comfort.
The A330s offer a two class configuration with 30 Premier Business Class seats and 187 Economy Class seats. The Premier Business Class product is carefully tailored to meet the discerning business traveller’s needs. Customers travelling in Premier Business Class, a business/first suite, will be treated to an outstanding service, the finest cuisine and wines, turndown service with duvets, pyjamas, slippers, and luxury amenity kits. Passengers will have individual secluded booth areas that contain flat beds featuring an in-built massage system complete with a hand held 3.5” inch LCD screen unit controlling seat and lighting functions Cuisine on board reflects the best culinary traditions of Africa, Europe and beyond, complemented by world class wines from our connoisseur’s list.
The stylishly appointed ‘Kira Bar’ is the place to enjoy fine champagne, cocktails and to relax with companions or fellow passengers. Choose from a large selection of Hollywood and Nollywood blockbuster movies, a wide selection of TV shows, games and audio tracks. The selection can be enjoyed on personal high definition widescreen 17” monitors. Arik Air has one of the most generous baggage allowance in the world. Premier Business Class passengers benefit from three pieces of hold luggage @ 30kg each for a huge total allowance of 90 kilos. It is ideal for SMEs, businessmen carrying samples or visiting friends and relatives.
The Economy cabin is designed for maximum comfort and style. Passengers will enjoy a 32-33 inch seat pitch in the spacious cabin and individual seat back 10.6 inch screens Commenting on the introduction of the A330s, Dr Michael Arumemi-Ikhide, Arik Air’s Group Chief Executive Officer said: “We constantly review our fleet to ensure the services we offer to our customers remain competitive and provide the highest quality. The introduction of the new aircraft highlights our commitment to providing customers with the best product on our long-haul routes.
“This addition underlines our determination to strengthen our fleet and gives us the opportunity to expand our route network in the future.” Arik Air is synonymous with offering a truly unique African experience, from the food to the in-flight products on offer. This, combined with our reputation for providing on-board service and hospitality which is second to none, is what differentiates us from the competition”