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Arik Air takes delivery of new airbus

11 July 2013, 10:10

Lagos - Arik Air has introduced a new state-of-the art aircraft the company believes will offer clients a world-class travel experience.

The Airbus A330 twin-engine aircraft brings the company's fleet to 24. It marks the first of four A330 aircraft due to be delivered over the coming year.

Speaking on the development, Dr Michael Arumemi-Ikhide, Arik Air’s Group Chief Executive Officer, said the company was constantly reviewing its fleet requirements to ensure the services it offered its customers remained competitive and provided the highest quality.

The introduction of the new aircraft, he added, highlighted Arik's commitment to providing customers with the best product on long-haul routes.

"Arik Air is synonymous with offering a truly unique African experience, from the food to the in-flight products on offer.

"This, combined with our reputation for providing on-board service and hospitality which is second to none, is what differentiates us from the competition," he said.

Arik spokesperson, Adebanji Ola, said the  new A330 aircraft will complement the company's long-haul wide body fleet, which currently consists of two A340-500 aircraft.

He said the new aircraft offered the best in-flight comfort and style, was environmentally-friendly and would provide the highest degree of operational flexibility and passenger comfort.

The A330 offer a two class configuration with 30 Premier Business Class seats and 187 Economy Class seats, compared to 36 Premier Business Class seats and 201 Economy Class seats in the A340 aircraft.

It enables Arik Air the opportunity to upgrade the Lagos – Johannesburg route, replacing the existing B737-800 currently flying between the two cities, as well as explore opportunities to develop new long-haul destinations, such as in Brazil, China, United Arab Emirates and more cities in Europe and the United States.

- CAJ News


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