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Arik to get customized Boeing B777

Posted by By UCHE USIM on 2008/04/25 | Views: 629 |

Arik to get customized Boeing B777


To maintain a leading position in the airline business in Nigeria and, by extension, Africa through operating new generation fleet, leading domestic operator, Arik Air is set to take delivery of its long haul aircraft.

To maintain a leading position in the airline business in Nigeria and, by extension, Africa through operating new generation fleet, leading domestic operator, Arik Air is set to take delivery of its long haul aircraft.

To this end, a management team from Arik Air is scheduled to meet with officials of aircraft manufacturing giant, Boeing Corporation of United States next month to discuss issues of mutual interest.

The meeting which will be taking place in Seattle, U.S.A. base of Boeing will among others discuss the configuration of the Boeing 777 aircraft ordered by Arik Air.
Arik Air has placed orders for two B777-200LR and three B777-300ER aircraft due for delivery in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

Chairman of Arik Air, Sir Joseph Arumemi-Johnson, who is expected to lead the team to Seattle, said the airline is proposing four-class seat configurations of presidential class, first class, business class and economy class for the new aircraft.

Sir Arumemi-Johnson disclosed that when delivered, the aircraft will be deployed to the airline's long haul routes. Already, Arik Air has been granted approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation to commence direct commercial flights into the U.S.

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