Arik Air is a Nigerian airline which functions on a domestic, provincial and international level.
The airline mainly operates from two centers. The first one is located in Logos, on the Murtala Mohammad International Airport and the second one is located in Abuja at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
Operating internationally, Arik Air covers many destinations around the world.
Domestically, it covers mainly Nigerian destinations and many African destinations as well. In 2006, permission was given to Arik Air by The Federal Ministry of Aviation to fly to many destinations in Europe the prime one's being London, Madrid and Amsterdam.
Later it was also given permission brooklyn to newark airport fly to Miami, Houston, and Atlanta in the United States and Birmingham in the United Kingdom. In 2008, the airline was allowed to start its international operations to London-Heathrow followed by New York's main and the busiest airport John F.
Kennedy International airport. Furthermore, Arik Air was allowed to fly to Dubai as well in 2014.
As of September 2014, Arik Air's fleet consists of a reasonable number of Airbuses and Boeings, and a few Bombardiers. The total number of aircraft's in its fleet is twenty five.
Taking a look at Arik Air's operational and financial performance, it appears as if the airline is doing particularly well for itself. It started off with flying half a million people (0.66 Million people to be exact) in 2007 which in 2013 had increased to almost three million people (2.75 million to be accurate).
Arik Air's leading role in Nigeria's aviation industry was acknowledged three times, first in 2007 and then again in 2009 and 2010 wherein it won the 'Airline of the year award'.
Furthermore, it has also won the award for the 'Best Security and Safety Conscious Airline' in Africa, consecutively for 4 years.
It is acknowledged that Arik Air's Aviation Security Department is one of the most sophisticated in the industry.
Furthermore, the airline prides itself in being the only airline in West and Central Africa whose dedication and commitment to safety is imperative than other objectives. In terms of safety measures, Arik Air carries out secondary screenings of passengers before the departures.
It rigorously follows international safety standards as set by global civil aviation authorities such as Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Transport UK , the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).