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Arik Air confirms Next-Generation Boeing 737 order

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 16 July 2008

At the Farnborough Airshow on Tuesday, Nigerian airline Arik Air confirmed an order for an additional seven Next-Generation Boeing 737s. 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 Sir 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 one of Nigeria's fastest-growing privately owned airlines and serves more than 14 domestic routes with a fleet of 18 airplanes.

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