You are responsible for your personal baggage when you fly, therefore we recommend all passengers of Arik Air read this section containing information on what you can and cannot take on board.

Arik Air Checked Baggage Policy

Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 30 kg 20 kg 10 kg NGN500 per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Piece 3 pieces max 30kg per piece 2 pieces max 30kg per piece 10 kg USD 150 per additional piece up to 30kg

Business / Economy - any bag the sum of three dimensions up to 203cm (80inches) and/or the weight 30kg (66LBS) or fraction there of. Any bag over 203cm(80inches) not permitted.

Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Piece 3 pieces max 30kg 2 pieces max 30kg 10 kg USD 200 per additional piece up to 30kg

Business / Economy - any bag the sum of three dimensions up to 203cm (80inches) and/or the weight 30kg (66LBS) or fraction there of. Any bag over 203cm(80inches) not permitted.

Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Piece 3 pieces max 30kg per piece 2 pieces max 30kg per piece 10 kg USD 195 per 1st and 2nd ea.additional piece - per 3rd to 6th ea.additional piece - per 7th to 10th ea.additional piece

Business / Economy - any bag the sum of three dimensions up to 203cm (80inches) and/or the weight 30kg (66LBS) or fraction there of. Any bag over 203cm(80inches) not permitted.

Maximum 10 pieces. First 2 pieces that are included in the free baggage allowance will be assessed a USD75 fee should either back be over 30kg but under 35kg.

Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Piece 3 pieces max 30kg per piece 2 pieces max 30kg per piece 10 kg USD 150 per additional piece up to 30kg

Business / Economy - any bag the sum of three dimensions up to 203cm (80inches) and/or the weight 30kg (66LBS) or fraction there of. Any bag over 203cm(80inches) not permitted.

Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Piece 3 pieces max 30kg per piece 2 pieces max 30kg per piece 10 kg USD 200 per additional piece up to 30kg

West / Central African destinations are: Accra, Banjul, Dakar, Freetown, Monrovia / Douala, Kinshasa, Luanda

Business / Economy - any bag the sum of three dimensions up to 203cm (80inches) and/or the weight 30kg (66LBS) or fraction there of. Any bag over 203cm(80inches) not permitted.

Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Piece 3 pieces max 30kg per piece 2 pieces max 30kg per piece 10 kg USD 195 per 1st and 2nd ea.additional piece - per 3rd to 6th ea.additional piece - per 7th to 10th ea.additional piece

West / Central African destinations are: Accra, Banjul, Dakar, Freetown, Monrovia / Douala, Kinshasa, Luanda

Business / Economy - any bag the sum of three dimensions up to 203cm (80inches) and/or the weight 30kg (66LBS) or fraction there of. Any bag over 203cm(80inches) not permitted.

Maximum 10 pieces. First 2 pieces that are included in the free baggage allowance will be assessed a USD75 fee should either back be over 30kg but under 35kg.

Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 30 kg 20 kg 10 kg $7 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 30 kg 20 kg 10 kg USD 7.00 per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg USD 5.00 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg USD 3.00 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg USD 3.00 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg USD 3.00 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg USD 7.00 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 40 kg 30 kg 10 kg XOF 3400 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg XOF 2100 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg USD 3.00 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 40 kg 30 kg 10 kg XOF2000 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg USD 4.00 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg USD 7.00 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg XAF 2500 per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 50 kg 40 kg 10 kg AED120 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg USD 3.00 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg USD 4.00 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg USD 6.50 per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Piece 3 pieces max 30kg per piece 2 pieces max 30kg per piece 10 kg USD 150 per additional piece up to 30kg

Business / Economy - any bag the sum of three dimensions up to 203cm (80inches) and/or the weight 30kg (66LBS) or fraction there of. Any bag over 203cm(80inches) not permitted.

Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Piece 3 pieces max 30kg per piece 2 pieces max 30kg per piece 10 kg USD 150 per additional piece up to 30kg

Business / Economy - any bag the sum of three dimensions up to 203cm (80inches) and/or the weight 30kg (66LBS) or fraction there of. Any bag over 203cm(80inches) not permitted.

Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Piece 3 pieces max 30kg per piece 2 pieces max 30kg per piece 10 kg USD 150 per additional piece up to 30kg

Business / Economy - any bag the sum of three dimensions up to 203cm (80inches) and/or the weight 30kg (66LBS) or fraction there of. Any bag over 203cm(80inches) not permitted.

Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg NGN 800 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg USD 7.00 USD 1.00 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg USD 6.50 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg USD 7.00 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg USD 5.00 per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 50 kg 40 kg 10 kg USD30 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg USD 6.50 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Piece 3 pieces max 30kg per piece 2 pieces max 30kg per piece 10 kg USD 150 per additional piece up to 30kg

Business / Economy - any bag the sum of three dimensions up to 203cm (80inches) and/or the weight 30kg (66LBS) or fraction there of. Any bag over 203cm(80inches) not permitted.

Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Piece 3 pieces max 30kg per piece 2 pieces max 30kg per piece 10 kg USD 200 per additional piece up to 30kg

Business / Economy - any bag the sum of three dimensions up to 203cm (80inches) and/or the weight 30kg (66LBS) or fraction there of. Any bag over 203cm(80inches) not permitted.

Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 40 kg 30 kg 10 kg USD 16.00 per additional kilogram
Total not to exceed 30kg
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg NGN1000 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Piece 3 pieces max 30kg per piece 2 pieces max 30kg per piece 10 kg USD 195 per 1st and 2nd ea.additional piece - per 3rd to 6th ea.additional piece - per 7th to 10th ea.additional piece

Business / Economy - any bag the sum of three dimensions up to 203cm (80inches) and/or the weight 30kg (66LBS) or fraction there of. Any bag over 203cm(80inches) not permitted.

Maximum 10 pieces. First 2 pieces that are included in the free baggage allowance will be assessed a USD75 fee should either back be over 30kg but under 35kg.

Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Piece 3 pieces max 30kg per piece 2 pieces max 30kg per piece 10 kg GBP90 per additional piece up to 30kg

Business / Economy - any bag the sum of three dimensions up to 203cm (80inches) and/or the weight 30kg (66LBS) or fraction there of. Any bag over 203cm(80inches) not permitted.

Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Piece 3 pieces max 30kg per piece 2 pieces max 30kg per piece 10 kg GBP115 per additional piece up to 30kg

Business / Economy - any bag the sum of three dimensions up to 203cm (80inches) and/or the weight 30kg (66LBS) or fraction there of. Any bag over 203cm(80inches) not permitted.

Passengers originating London and connecting to any domestic Nigerian or West/Central African Arik Air flights will be charged an additional GBP25 per bag

Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Piece 3 pieces max 30kg per piece 2 pieces max 30kg per piece 10 kg GBP115 per additional piece up to 30kg

West / Central African destinations are: Accra, Banjul, Dakar, Freetown, Monrovia / Douala, Kinshasa, Luanda

Business / Economy - any bag the sum of three dimensions up to 203cm (80inches) and/or the weight 30kg (66LBS) or fraction there of. Any bag over 203cm(80inches) not permitted.

Passengers originating London and connecting to any domestic Nigerian or West/Central African Arik Air flights will be charged an additional GBP25 per bag

Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 40 kg 30 kg 10 kg USD 16.00 per additional kilogram
Total not to exceed 30kg
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg USD 4.00 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg USD 6.00 per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Piece 3 pieces max 30kg per piece 2 pieces max 30kg per piece 10 kg USD 195 per 1st and 2nd ea.additional piece - per 3rd to 6th ea.additional piece - per 7th to 10th ea.additional piece

Business / Economy - any bag the sum of three dimensions up to 203cm (80inches) and/or the weight 30kg (66LBS) or fraction there of. Any bag over 203cm(80inches) not permitted.

Maximum 10 pieces. First 2 pieces that are included in the free baggage allowance will be assessed a USD75 fee should either back be over 30kg but under 35kg.

Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Piece 3 pieces max 30kg per piece 2 pieces max 30kg per piece 10 kg USD 195 per 1st and 2nd ea.additional piece - per 3rd to 6th ea.additional piece - per 7th to 10th ea.additional piece

Business / Economy - any bag the sum of three dimensions up to 203cm (80inches) and/or the weight 30kg (66LBS) or fraction there of. Any bag over 203cm(80inches) not permitted.

Maximum 10 pieces. First 2 pieces that are included in the free baggage allowance will be assessed a USD75 fee should either back be over 30kg but under 35kg.

Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Piece 3 pieces max 30kg per piece 2 pieces max 30kg per piece 10 kg USD 195 per 1st and 2nd ea.additional piece - per 3rd to 6th ea.additional piece - per 7th to 10th ea.additional piece

West / Central African destinations are: Accra, Banjul, Dakar, Freetown, Monrovia / Douala, Kinshasa, Luanda

Business / Economy - any bag the sum of three dimensions up to 203cm (80inches) and/or the weight 30kg (66LBS) or fraction there of. Any bag over 203cm(80inches) not permitted.

Maximum 10 pieces. First 2 pieces that are included in the free baggage allowance will be assessed a USD75 fee should either back be over 30kg but under 35kg.

Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg XOF 2000 Per additional kilogram
Free allowance Excess calculation
Concept Business Class Economy Class Infant Rate Factor
Weight 35 kg 25 kg 10 kg USD 4.00 Per additional kilogram

Checked in free baggage allowance

Checked in baggage includes all those items which are weighted and carried in the aircraft and are not accessible to passengers during flight. It must consist of suitcases or containers that are sufficiently rigid and resistant to the stress caused by normal handling so as to ensure safe transport without special requirements.

There is no checked in baggage allowance for infants, only hand baggage will be accepted. Free baggage allowance detailed information is published in Arik Air Checked Baggage Policy document.

To comply with Health & Safety requirements, Arik Air Limited has instituted a maximum weight for single items of checked baggage. Arik Air will not accept baggage that exceeds 30kg (66lbs) in weight, per any single piece of baggage. This policy relates only to single items of baggage and does not affect your overall baggage allowance reflected on your ticket, which remains unchanged.

Excess baggage

You will be required to pay an extra charge for carriage of baggage in excess of the free baggage allowance (as stipulated in our conditions and limitations). These rates are published in Arik Air Checked Baggage Policy document. Excess baggage charges are collected in the local currency. Carriage of excess baggage is subject to available space on your flight. The total number of bags allowed for any passenger is up to 10 pieces per passenger.

Special baggage

You are permitted to transport ski equipment, golf bags, surf and windsurf equipment, bicycle etc, as registered baggage against space availability and payment of special excess baggage supplement. Contact your travel agent, the nearest Arik Air ticket office or Call Centre for more information.

Hand Baggage Allowance

For all Arik Air flights, the hand baggage allowance is ONE PIECE weighing a maximum of 12 kg International/Regional flights and 6 Kg domestic flights (maximum dimensions allowed are 55cms x 35 x 25cms).
Please check your fare rules as this allowance may differ depending on travel class.

Hand baggage includes those items which passengers may take into the aircraft and store under the seat in front or in the overhead storage compartments.

Common examples include:

  • A bag, not exceeding 55x35x25cm, such as a handbag or a briefcase or a laptop computer
  • One overcoat or raincoat
  • An umbrella or walking stick;
  • One camera, one video camera or one portable CD player
  • A reasonable quantity of newspapers, magazines or books for the journey
  • Items bought at the airport “Duty Free” shop in limited quantity and dimension
  • Food for infants necessary during the journey
  • One carry-cot or folding pram
  • One folding wheelchair, a set of crutches or similar devices on which a disabled passenger may be dependant.

Your cabin bag will be checked at the gate. If you arrive at the gate with more than one item or it exceeds the above dimensions/weight, your bag will need to be checked into the hold.  We reserve the right to collect an excess baggage fee or to cancel your reservation and to deny your boarding.

On ALL International flights departing Nigeria there is a 100% ban on all liquids and gels in hand baggage.

Guests travelling out of Lagos to New York JFK must anticipate enhanced security measures and as such should arrive at the airport for check in and security processing 4 hours before departure time. Passengers are advised that ONE PIECE ONLY of hand baggage may be taken into the aircraft cabin.

Prohibited items

It’s forbidden to carry the following items:

  • Disabling devices
  • Briefcases with alarm devices installed
  • Gases (flammable, non flammable or toxic) such as camping gases
  • Flammable liquids, such as lighter-fuels, varnishes and thinners
  • Lighters with non absorbable gases and refills
  • Explosives, ammunition, fireworks and rockets
  • Flammable solids such as “strike anywhere” matches and highly flammable items
  • Substances which emit flammable gases on contact with water
  • Oxidizing materials (such as bleaching powder and peroxide)
  • Infectious and toxic materials
  • Radioactive materials
  • Corrosive materials (such as mercury, acids, alkali)
  • Magnetized materials and other similarly dangerous products
  • Personal medical oxygen devices that utilize liquid oxygen.
  • Fuel cell systems and spare fuel cartridges
  • Any permitted sharp objects contained in checked in baggage should be securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage screeners and handling personnel.

In your checked baggage, you must not include fragile or perishable items, valuable items (including, but not limited to, money, jewels, precious metals), computers, personal electronic devices, any medication or medical equipment which may be required in-flight or during your trip or which cannot be replaced at short notice if lost or damaged, house or car keys, valuable documents (including, but not limited to, business documents, passports and other identification documents, negotiable papers, securities, deeds), or product samples.

You must not include in hand baggage real, replica or toy weapons (plastic or metal), or any object which looks like a weapon or could reasonably be mistaken for a weapon, tradesmen’s tools, ammunition, explosives or anything which contains explosives, catapults, darts, household cutlery, scissors, corkscrews, metal nail files, knives with blades of any length, knitting needles, paper knives, sporting bats and clubs, razor blades (except safety razors and accompanying cartridges), billiard, snooker or pool cues, hypodermic needles (except those required for medical reasons and accompanied by a medical certificate confirming the medical condition), hard sporting balls or martial arts devices, safety matches or lighters.

Liquids contained in hand baggage

Government authorities in many countries have now defined restrictions on the type and quantity of liquids that may be carried in hand baggage through the airport, or on flights arriving into or departing from their country.
The European Union agreed a policy that brings into line all EU countries. The EU rules on liquids apply to all air passengers travelling from any EU airport, including UK airports, regardless of their destination. Currently, limited quantities of liquids, gels or pastes can be held in individual containers not exceeding 100ml. This may include:

  • Medicines
  • Shampoo
  • Creams
  • Hair gel, hair spray
  • Suntan lotions
  • Toothpaste
  • Liquid or aerosol deodorants
  • Perfumes
  • Cosmetics such as mascara and lip gloss
  • Water and other drinks, soups and syrups
  • Other items of similar consistency.

The containers must be carried in a separate clear plastic, zip-top or re-sealable bag that does not exceed 20cm x 20cm (8 x 8 inches) or equivalent to one litre (1.75 pint) capacity. Items must fit in the bag comfortably and the bag must be completely closed. At the airport security search, the plastic bag must be removed from the cabin bag and x-ray screened separately.
On ALL International flights departing Nigeria there is a 100% ban on all liquids and gels in hand baggage.

Baggage label

We recommend you complete and attach name tags both on the outside and inside of your checked in baggage.