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Why fly with Arik Air

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Customer Commitment

Excellent customer care is the core philosophy of Arik Air and is reflected in the product range provided, service provided and how quickly they respond to passenger’s feedback.


Time Driven

If you’re travelling in Nigeria/West Africa their service is definitely among the more reliable for on time performance.

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More Legroom

Arik Air offers 50% more leg room in Economy Class than their competitors and no middle seat in Business Class on regional flights, making their flights even more comfortable.

Now known as Nigeria's premium airline, Arik Air was first launched in 2002 after founder, Sir Joseph Arumemi-Ikhide noticed a gap in the market for a reliable and efficient carrier to transport business people across the country.

For the first six years, the airline operated exclusively in Nigeria, launching its first international route to Accra, Ghana in 2008 and its second to Johannesburg, South Africa in 2009. After this, a string of additional African routes was added, and more recently, flights to London and New York as well.

Arik Air is committed to efficiency and managing customer commitments across all fronts.

Book Arik Air flights to Lagos, Benin City, Abuja and other exciting places!

Arik Air has a variety of different check-in baggage options for different classes, regions and destinations.

However, you will be safe to assume that the general free checked baggage limit for Economy travellers is 23kg per piece for two pieces, and the general free checked baggage limit for Business and First class is 32kg per piece for two pieces.

Parents travelling with infants are allowed to check in one collapsible stroller and one car seat per ticketed passenger.

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 and passengers are advised to be there as early as possible to avoid long queues.

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

Arik Air Online Check-in

For those who want to skip the queues and streamline their travels, online check-in is available on selected Arik Air flights. Online check-in opens 24 hours before the scheduled departure time and closes 5 hours before on international and 3 hours before on regional and domestic flights.

All passengers, including infants and children, need to present their identification documents as well as their passports should they be travelling abroad.

Cabin classes available in Arik Air fleet are as follows:

Premium Business Class Inflight Service

• Generous legroom and leather seats

• No middle seat in Business Class, so each guest has an aisle or window seat

• À la carte meal service

• Selection of brand name spirits, red and white wine, champagne, beer and soft drinks

• Selection of national and international newspapers and magazines

Economy Class

• Comfortable seat pitch up to 34" on many of their aircraft

• Complimentary snacks and soft drinks regardless of time of day on all flights

Arik Air operates from two main hubs: Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

Top destinations for Arik Air:

• Lagos

• Freetown

• London

• New York

• Johannesburg

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IATA code: W3
Hub airport: Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos
Loyalty program: Affinity Wings
Inflight magazine: Wings

The information on this page is correct as of date of publishing. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, Travelstart takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.

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