AFRICA: Nigeria’s Arik Air opts for more 737s

p>Arik Air today announced an order for an additional seven Next-Generation 737s at the Farnborough Airshow. The airline ordered 10 Next-Generation 737s in September 2007 and now has a total of 17 Next-Generation 737s on order. Arik Air currently operates six 737-700s. “We are committed to the advancement of Nigerian aviation through the utilization of […]


p>Arik Air today announced an order for an additional seven Next-Generation 737s at the Farnborough Airshow. The airline ordered 10 Next-Generation 737s in September 2007 and now has a total of 17 Next-Generation 737s on order. Arik Air currently operates six 737-700s.

“We are committed to the advancement of Nigerian aviation through the utilization of the most modern and reliable airplanes available today,” said Arik Air chairman Arumemi-Johnson.

“With the Next-Generation 737 as the cornerstone of our regional operations, Arik is well positioned across the Boeing product line to pursue our growth plan and usher in a new era of commercial aviation in Nigeria.”

Arik Air has five 777-300ERs (Extended Range) and seven 787-9 Dreamliners on order. The airline also announced its intent to purchase four 747-8 Intercontinentals.

Arik Air is Nigeria’s fastest-growing privately owned airline and serves more than 14 domestic routes with a fleet of 18 airplanes.