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02 May 2018

Arik Air spread its wings to Bauchi

Arik Air, Nigeria’s leading carrier is spreading its wings to Bauchi with the launch of flight services to the City from May 9, 2018.

The airline will be operating three weekly flights from Abuja to Bauchi with connections to and from Lagos on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

The Chief Executive Officer of Arik Air, Captain Roy Ilegbodu said the inauguration of flight operations to Bauchi is borne out of the importance attached to Bauchi State as the ‘Pearl of Tourism’ in Nigeria and underscores the airline’s  commitment to the growth of tourism in the country.

“Arik Air has always been at the forefront of the development of aviation and tourism in Nigeria. We are committed to the opening up of the country to commerce and industry through air connectivity. Our plan is to connect all viable airports in Nigeria so as to expand the frontiers of commerce and grow the economy”, Captain Roy stated.

27 Mar 2018

Arik Air wins Best Air Crew of The Year 2017 award

Arik Air, Nigeria’s leading airline has been honoured with the prestigious Nigerian Aviation (NIGAV) Awards for the Best Air Crew of The Year 2017 Domestic route.

The award which was presented to the airline at a well-attended ceremony held at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday, March 24, 2018 was given in recognition of the airline’s strict adherence to international standards for both cockpit crew and cabin crew.

Part of the criteria used by the organizers to pick the best crew were comportment, uniform, customer service and professionalism.

Commenting on the award, Arik Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Roy Ilegbodu said: “We are excited by the award of the Best Air Crew of The Year 2017 and this is a further testimony to the great things that have been happening in the airline since the takeover by Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in February 2017.

“We are constantly training and re-training our crew members both within and outside the country. They have all imbibed the new Arik spirit which emphasizes professionalism and team friendliness. The result is what we are witnessing”.

Arik Air boasts of a well-resourced crew training facility that ranks amongst the best in the industry.

12 Mar 2018

Arik Air Spreads Its Wings to MMA2

Arik Air, Nigeria’s leading airline will from March 17, 2018 move all its Port Harcourt flights to Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 (MMA2) Lagos.

From that date, all daily flights to Port Harcourt International will cease to operate from the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) and will depart and arrive at MMA2.

The decision to move all outbound and inbound Lagos-Port Harcourt flights to MMA2 is informed by the need to enhance passenger flying experience. The MMA2 offers spacious ticketing and departure experience, modern and functional escalators and lifts. The terminal also has automated check-in, generous waiting space, lounges, restaurants and shops.

Arik Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Roy Ilegbodu elaborated on the change of terminal: “We are daily reviewing our operations in order to give customers value for their money and enhance their travel experience. By moving some of our operations to MMA2, we are delighting customers with seamless travel.”

In addition to the four daily flights from Lagos to Port Harcourt International, Arik Air also operates one premium daily flight from MMA 2 Lagos to Nigeria Air Force (NAF) Base Port Harcourt.

Arik Air had late last year opened a ticketing desk at MMA2 for customers who crave the on time departure and great customer experience that have become the trademark of the airline.

05 Feb 2018

Arik Air resumes Garden City Express from MMA2, Lagos

The daily flight service which commences on February 12, 2018 will depart from Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 (MMA2) Ikeja, Lagos and arrive at the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) Base Port Harcourt, a 10 minutes’ drive from down town.

Arik Air maintains a well-resourced terminal at NAF Base Port Harcourt and assures passengers of premium customer service.

Commenting on the Garden City Express, Arik Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Roy Ilegbodu said the service eliminates the almost one hour drive passengers arriving into the International Airport, Omagwa normally endure while traveling to Port Harcourt City. 

“We are delighted to offer this premium service to our customers who are time conscious and desire to cut the long drive from Omagwa to Port Harcourt City. This service will offer a great travel experience with our dedicated terminal at NAF Base Port Harcourt and efficient flight crew.”

The Garden City Express is an addition to Arik Air’s three daily flights from Lagos to Port Harcourt International Airport Omagwa.

13 Dec 2017

Arik Air resumes Abuja-Calabar, Abuja-Uyo routes

Arik Air, Nigeria’s largest carrier is increasing its capacity ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations to enable customers celebrate the festive season with family and friends.

The capacity increase which will boost our key domestic routes, especially in the South East and South South zones, takes effect from December 15, 2017 and runs through January 14, 2018.

The main highlights of the new schedule is the resumption of Abuja-Calabar and Abuja-Uyo routes which were suspended earlier in the year. Arik Air will be flying daily from Abuja to Uyo and five times a week from Abuja-Calabar.

Similarly, the airline has increased the frequency between Lagos-Calabar, Lagos-Uyo, Lagos-Enugu, Lagos-Owerri, Abuja-Enugu to daily while Lagos-Asaba will operate five times weekly during the period.

Customers using Arik Air on the Lagos-Port Harcourt route now have an early morning (7:00 am) departure out of Port Harcourt and late evening (5:00 pm) flight out of Lagos. 

Commenting on the new schedule, Arik Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Roy Ilegbodu said: “We are aware that many Nigerians are looking forward to the opportunity of celebrating the festive season with their loved ones across the country. As a caring airline, we have put measures in place to fly customers to their respective destinations during this festive season”.

Arik Air is West and Central Africa’s largest carrier.