Expansion at Arik Air

Boeing and Arik Air, Nigeria’s newest commercial carrier, have announced an order worth $1.8bn for 10 Next-Generation 737-800s, four 787-9s and one 777-300ER.


Boeing and Arik Air, Nigeria‘s newest commercial carrier, have announced an order for 10 Next-Generation 737-800s, four 787-9s and one 777-300ER (ExtendedRange).



The order is valued at approximately $1.8bn at list prices.



In April, Arik Air took delivery of two 737-700s and announced an order for two 777-200LRs (LongerRange), two 777-300ERs and three 787-9s to initiate the largest and most aggressive fleet modernisation program in Nigeria‘s aviation history.



‘This additional order for Boeing jets demonstrates our commitment and a purposeful strategy to establish world-class commercial aviation service in Nigeria,’ said Arik’s Managing Director Mike McTighe.



Arik Air is the second African airline to select the 787 and 777 families of twin-aisle jetliners. Boeing is working with the airline to help Nigeria achieve US FAA Category 1 status, which would allow Arik Air to fly directly to and from the US.