Underground strike in London
The RMT and TSSA unions have called a strike on the Tube which will affect services on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 February, some services will operate between 07:00 and 23:00.
New York JFK to Lagos is rescheduled from Jan 25th to Jan 26th at 12:30pm
Arik Air is rescheduling the New York JFK to Lagos flight scheduled for Jan 25th to Jan 26th 1230 due to operations issues. We apologize for the inconvenient this may cause.
Flight W3107 (Lagos to New York JFK) is rescheduled from Jan 24th to Jan 25th at 23:50
Arik Air is rescheduling the Lagos to New York flight scheduled for Jan 24th to Jan 25th 2350 due to operational issues. We apologize for the inconvenient this may cause.
Arik Air presents CRJ1000 Next Generation on December 14 2013
The new CRJ1000 will be unveiled during Arik’s 7th anniversary celebration on the 14th of December. Upon delivery to Arik Air, the new jet will be deployed to increase the Lagos - Owerii and Lagos - Enugu routes from daily to double daily flights. In addition, it will also be used at night to launch a new third daily Lagos to Accra service.
Commenting on the CRJ1000 NextGen regional jet, Dr. Michael Arumemi-Ikhide, Arik Air’s Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “Configured to offer the very best in-flight comfort and style for our passengers, the Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft will also provide a high degree of operational flexibility to enhance our service, and a reduced environmental footprint to promote greener, more sustainable aviation.”
“Designed to meet the needs of airlines in high-frequency regional markets, the CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft has established a reputation for excellent passenger comfort, while delivering outstanding fuel economy and superior economics,” said Raphael Haddad, Vice President Sales, Africa and the Middle East, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We are delighted that Arik Air is adding the CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft to its fleet and congratulate the airline on becoming the launch operator in Africa.”
Arik Air’s first CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft is configured to seat 100 passengers in an all-economy-class configuration whereas the remaining two – due to be delivered late next year – will offer a two-class configuration with 12 Premier Business Class seats and 80 Economy Class seats. The first aircraft will be retrofitted to the two-class configuration in the future.
Arik Air donates patrol van to Airport Police Command
The donation according to the Managing Director of Arik Air, Mr Chris Ndulue is part of the airline’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme aimed at reaching out to its immediate community. At the presentation of the vehicle to the Commissioner of Police, MMIA Command, Mr Waheed Salau, Mr. Ndulue said Arik Air was motivated into assisting the Police because of the timely response of its officers and men to security challenges.
He said the airline would continue to assist the Nigeria Police as the security and safety of passengers in and around the airports nationwide is part of its corporate objective. The Commissioner of Police expressed gratitude to Arik Air for the gesture, which he said is unique. Salau said the police is highly encouraged by the donation, being the very first from any domestic airline in the country.
He assured that the Police will immediately deploy the van for patrol to ensure hitch free operations around the airport. He disclosed that since August when he assumed duties at the Lagos Airport, there has been no incidence of robbery assuring that the police will strive to ensure passengers traveling through airports nationwide do so without hassles .