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About Arik Air

Arik Air is a Nigerian airline operating mainly from two hubs at Murtala Muhammed International Airport near Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. Arik Air's head office is the Arik Air Aviation Center on the grounds of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja.

Making the waves as one of Nigeria’s easily recognized airline brands and easily the largest Nigerian Based airline, Arik Air needs no introduction to the Nigerian travel market.  The domestic carrier has been plagued with bouts of fuel shortages and cancelled or delayed flights at the Lagos and Abuja International airports. This coupled with gross mismanagement of funds by its directors has led to the takeover by the Nigerian government via the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON on February 9, 2017.

In 2016, Arik Air marked its tenth year of operation, starting from its humble beginnings in 2002. With Nigeria Airways in liquidation, there was an opening for a domestic carrier to facilitate the movement of passengers seamlessly across the country


Baggage Allowance

The Airline introduced increased baggage allowances in June 2015 as follows:

·         Maximum limit of 3 pieces of luggage per passenger.

·         Economy class – no more than 23kg of luggage

·         Premier class – no more than 32kg of luggage


Domestic routes

The airline’s domestic flight network includes frequent scheduled passenger flights to Port Harcourt, Uyo, Kano, Enugu, Calabar, Jos, Ibadan, Asaba and Benin City, with Lagos – Abuja flights being a key focus route.


International routes

The airline also flies between 9 other African airports including Accra, Cotonou, Banjul, Dakar, Johannesburg, Luanda, Douala, Freetown and Monrovia. If you are looking to fly to London Heathrow or New York’s JFK, these destinations can be found on Arik Air’s route schedule too. Arik Air’s Lagos – Johannesburg, Lagos – New York (JFK International Airport) and Lagos – London (Heathrow International Airport) flights are among its most popular international flight routes.


Arik Affinty Wings – Frequent flier programme

2014 saw the launch of Arik new frequent flyer programme, Arik Affinity Wings.

Affinity Wings offers four membership levels – Pearl, Bronze, Silver, and Gold each with their own exclusive benefits for you to enjoy your experience on ground or in-flight.The programme is packed full of benefits designed to reward guests for their loyalty by giving them the opportunity to earn miles on domestic, regional and long-haul flights.

Membership to the programme will give you the chance to earn and spend Affinity Miles with Arik Air. You can also earn and spend your Affinity Miles with a broad selection of partners in the future while rewarding you for your continuous patronage. Find out more about our Affinity Wings Membership

Attaining and progressing through the membership levels is made easy from any Affinity Points you earn within 12 month period. Members progress to the next level by achieving the required Affinity points threshold.


Arik Air currently has a fleet of 25 aircraft:

·         Airbus A330-200 (2).

·         Airbus A340-500 (1).

·         Boeing 737-700 (9).

·         Boeing 737-800 (4).

·         Bombardier CRJ900 (4).

·         Bombardier CRJ1000 (1).

·         Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 (4).

The airline is also took delivery of two Boeing 747-8Is and three Boeing 787-9s in 2016.

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