Find out all you need to know about check-in and boarding times prior to your departure, including airport arrival times to online check-in.

Airport Check in

Arik Air check-in counters open 2 hours before departure for Domestic flights, 3 hours for Regional and 4 hours for International flights.

At check-in, please present your passport and ticket together with anything else you were asked at the time of booking to bring with you, such as your company ID card.

All passengers must have completed check-in for their Arik Air flight prior to check-in closure which is 30 minutes (for Domestic Flights), 45 minutes (Regional Flights) and 90 minutes (for International Flights) before the scheduled departure time. Prompt closure of check-in at all airports is to ensure our flights depart on time. We adhere to this policy strictly. Please allow ample time for check-in completion.

If you fail to complete check-in procedures by this time you may not be permitted to travel.

Online Check in

Arik Air provides an online check-in service aimed at customers who want a streamlined travel experience. It is designed to provide passengers with the ability to check-in from 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the flight to 5 hours before International Flights and 3 hours before Domestic & Regional Flights. The service is currently available on selected flights, please click here for further details.


Boarding begins between 30 to 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time, depending on the size and destination of the aircraft. Customers must be on board the aircraft at least 15 minutes prior to departure for domestic flights, and 30 minutes prior to departure on international flights. Failure to report to your gate at closure time will result in you missing your flight.

No Show Policy

Passengers are considered to be ‘No Show’ when failing to check-in for their flights as per the following:

Domestic Nigeria - 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure.
West and Central Africa - 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure.
International (JFK/JNB/LHR) - 90 minutes prior to scheduled departure