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Arik Air

IATA Code
ICAO Code
IATA Prefix
Callsign
IATA Member
W3
ARA
725
 
Yes

Arik Air Airbus A340-500

Arik Air
Arik Air Aviation Centre
Murtala Mohammed Airport
PO Box 10468
Ikeja, Lagos
NIGERIA

Tel.: +234 1 279 9999
Fax: +234 1 497 5940
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.arikair.com

Type: Scheduled,, international, regional, domestic, pax
Owner: Arumemi-Ikhide family (95%); David Mablaku (5%)
Subsidiaries: Arik Niger
Base: Lagos Murtala Mohammed (LOS)
Hubs: -
Start of ops: October 2006
Alliances: Emirates
Arik Air operates this equipment:
  • (2) x Boeing 747-8 (planned)
  • 2 x Airbus A340-500
  • (6) x Boeing 787-9 (planned)
  • 1 x Airbus A330-200
  • 8 x Boeing 737-700 (+1 parked)
  • 4 x Boeing 737-800 (+10 planned)
  • 4 x Bombardier CRJ900
  • 2 x Bombardier Dash 8 Q400
Executives:
Chairman:
Group CEO:
Managing Director:
Chief Financial Officer:
SVP Commercial:
Joseph Arumemi-Johnson
Michael Arumemi-Ikhide
Chris Nudule
Steve Garroro
Kevin Steele

Name Alias
IATA
Code
ICAO
Code
Country Base Dates
Arik Air ARIK Wings of Nigeria
W3
ARA
Nigeria Lagos 2006-
Formed in 3/4/06 by Ojemai Investments (reportedly linked to Dr Peter Odili, governor of River State) using assets from defunct Nigeria Airways. Started scheduled ops on 30/10/06. Subsidiary Arik Niger set up in 2008 (qv). Temporarily grounded by NAMA 31/8-2/9/10 over unpaid ATC fees and mounting debts. Expected to set up a subsidiary in Sierra Leone name Leone Airways in mid-2011. IPO planned for 2013. Suspended all ops on 20/9/12 after dispute with aviation minister; resumed 23/9/12.