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Arik Air is a privately and wholly Nigerian owned commercial airline operating both domestic and international flights and started operations in 2006. It is West Africa's leading airline.
Arik Air operates from its two hub airports in Abuja and Lagos and its head office is located at the Arik Air Aviation Centre on the grounds of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos State.
Arik Air flies to many destinations including London, New York, Lagos, Johannesburg, Dakar, Banjul, Freetown, Monrovia, Abidjan, Accra, Cotonou, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Douala, Libreville, Luanda, Sokoto, Kano, Gombe, Yola, Enugu, Calabar, Benin, Illorin, Ibadan, Asaba, Warri, Uyo, Owerri, Kaduna, Jos, Warri, Benin, Asaba and Enugu.
In 2014, Arik Air developed and expanded a commercial agreement with Emirates by signing a MoU with the goal of providing customers seamless connectivity on each other's respective route network.
As of 2016, Arik Air is the largest carrier in West Africa, and serves a large network of destinations in Nigeria, Africa, Europe and US. The airline has become very reliable over the years, and cancellations are an issue of the past since they count with a fleet of 28 aircrafts.
2016 marks the 10th anniversary of Arik Air's operation as their mission is to improve connectivity in the region and facilitate the movement of passengers across their network. Arik Air's fleet consists of CRJ100, Airbus A340-500, Airbus A330s, Boeing 737s, Bombardier CRJ-900, Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and Hawker HS 125-800XP.
Arik Air covers a wide range of destinations across three continents, and is constantly seeking to expand to offer passengers the most complete selection of flights in West Africa. Just in 2016, the airline continued with its expansion plans and have begun flights to Libreville and Gabon. The gabon route is a special one because it has been many years since Nigeria has seen a direct flight to and from Gabon.
This is very important because both Nigeria and Gabon are Oil producing countries, so there are many businesses that have some sort of relationship with Gabon.
Frequent Flyer Program
Arik Air's frequent flyer programme is Arik Affinity Wings.
Arik Affinity Wings programme allows regular travellers to benefit from rewards for their loyalty with the opportunity to earn miles on domestic, regional and long-haul flights.
There are four different levels of Affinity Wings Membership:
Gold Affinity Wings
The Gambia (Banjul)
Ivory Coast (Abidjan)
Nigeria (Abuja; Benin; Calabar; Enugu; Gombe; Ibadan; Ilorin; Jos; Kaduna; Kano; Lagos; Owerri; Port Harcourt; Sokoto; Uyo; Warri; Yola)
Sierra Leone (Freetown)
South Africa (Johannesburg)
United Arab Emirates (Dubai)
United Kingdom (London)
United States (New York City)
11th September 2017
Takeover negotiations: Arik Air files N20bn suit against FG, Ethiopian Airlines
Arik Air Limited has filed a N20 billion suit against the Federal Government and Ethiopian Airlines over recent claims in the media that they were negotiating the take-over of the airline. The suit was instituted by the airline at the Federal High Court, Lagos, against Ethiopian Airlines, the Federal Ministry of Transportation and the Attorney-General of the Federation.
Arik Air A copy of the suit, which was filed September 6, 2017 by Arik Air’s counsel, Mr Babajide Koku, SAN, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwigwe and Mrs Ezinne Emedom, was obtained, yesterday, in Lagos. In its statement of claim supported by a 20 paragraph affidavit deposed to by Mr Chris Ndulue, a Director with Arik Air, the plaintiff asked the court to restrain the first and second defendants from further negotiations on its takeover.
The plaintiff noted that the Asset Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, had taken over the airline on February 8, which was challenged by its management via two suits already pending before the Federal High Court, Lagos. It, therefore, asked the court to declare the negotiations null and void because the Ministry of Transportation had no power to transfer the management of the airline to Ethiopian Airlines while the suits over the takeover are pending. The plaintiff also asked the court for an order directing the Attorney General of the Federation to ensure the investigation of Ethiopian Airlines by the appropriate authorities for inducing and interfering in the administration of justice in the pending suits.
The suit is yet to be assigned to any judge and no date has been fixed for hearing.
6th September 2017
Ethiopian Airlines plans to take over Arik
The Management of Ethiopian Airlines has submitted a formal proposal to take charge of troubled carrier Arik Air, which accounts for more than half of air passenger in Nigeria, according to official statistics.
Speaking to the media, Esayas WoldeMariam, Ethiopian Airlines’ managing director of international services, said the airline has outlined its terms and conditions to the Nigerian government and waiting for its response on the matter.
“We are capable and desirous of handling the airline,” WoldeMariam noted without specifying details of the offer.
The Ethiopian Airline chief said he expects competition for Arik from international airlines.
Arik is operated by Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) since government’s bailout in February.
The bailout was forced by a prolonged crisis occasioned by cancelled services, unpaid staff salaries and mounting debt.
Arik’s Managing Director, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, said in August the company had stabilized under AMCON’s leadership, with “services running smoothly and salaries paid.”
10th July 2017
Abuja - Accra flight service to recommence
Arik Air’s flights between Abuja and Accra were suspended in March following the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for runway repairs.
The Abuja-Accra flight will operate daily with a 5:30 pm departure out of Abuja and 7:40 pm departure out of Accra.
Speaking on the resumption of Abuja-Accra service, Arik Air’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Captain Roy Ilegbodu said: “The re-introduction of the Abuja-Accra operation is part of the management’s strategy to optimize flight schedule and respond to the needs of our valued customers. “Arik Air has been at the forefront of providing customer-centric services since our inception and we will continue to respond to the needs of our customers at all times”.
Arik Air was taken over by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) at the start of 2017, deeming the airline as too big to fail. Since the takeover, all flights leaving Africa, along with flights to O.R. Tambo International Airport, have been gradually suspended.
Simultaneously, KPMG was appointed by AMCON to conduct a forensic audit of Arik Air’s books. Since then, AMCON is gradually in the process of reviving and stabilizing the airline and its operations.
As part of the restructuring process, the Nigerian carrier suspended all international services, except to Ghana, Senegal and the Gambia, resulting in the airline’s fleet of A330 aircraft being parked in France.
8th May 2017
Air Air has received USD 4.7 million from the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) since being taken over by the state-owned body. AMCON took over the managment of the airline in February 2017 due to concerns the airline was failing.
Bombardier Dash 8 Q400
Kotoka International Airport
Kotoka International Airport is the Nigeria's premier international airport and is the hub airport for Arik Air, Africa World Airlines, Antrak Air and Starbow Airlines. Kotoka International Airport has one runaway and can handle nearly 3 million passengers. Airlines which to and from this airport include Air Burkina, Arik Air, Brussels Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Iberia, Kenya Airways, Vueling, Turkish Airlines and TAP Portugal.
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