Nigeria's Arik Air has signed a deal for two
Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental airplanes. The order is valued at
$635 million at list prices.
Air is Nigeria's fastest-growing privately owned airline and serves more than
22 domestic, six regional and three long-haul routes. The airline
plans to use the 747-8 on its key long-haul routes.
"Air travel within the region continues to grow
at a rapid pace and we must prepare our fleet to accommodate that
growth," said Sir JIA Arumemi-Johnson, owner and chairman of Arik
Air. "Boeing's new 747-8 fits perfectly into our long-term
planning. It brings the best operating economics for its size,
which is important with the increase in fuel prices."
new 747-8 Intercontinental features a new wing design and an
upgraded flight deck. The airplane interior incorporates features from the
787 Dreamliner including a new curved, upswept
architecture that is designed to give passengers a greater sense of space
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