Home / Brand Image & Awards / Arik Air wins West African Airline of the Year at Ghana Aviation Awards
(L-R) Dr. Samson Fatokun, IATA Area Manager presenting the West African Airline of the Year Award to Femi Asun, Arik Air Station Manager, Accra with Wesley Adegoke, Arik Air West/Central Africa Coordinator and Stella Aggrey-Carthy, Arik Air Sales Executive, Accra.

Arik Air wins West African Airline of the Year at Ghana Aviation Awards

Arik Air has won another accolade with the award of West African Airline of the Year bestowed on it at the Ghana Aviation Awards 2016 held in Accra on Friday, July 29, 2016.

The special recognition award, according to Ghana Aviation Awards Events Director, Richard Abbey Jnr, was conferred on Arik Air because of its achievement in airline business leadership and commitment to safety.

The impressive award ceremony held at Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra was a gathering of the cream of aviation personalities in West Africa and a celebration of excellence in the industry.

The West African Airline of the Year Award is a crowning glory for Arik Air’s eight years of operation in Ghana and the rest of the region which began with the inauguration of flights to Accra in January 2008. Today, Arik Air operates from Lagos to 10 West and Central African cities, namely Accra (Ghana), Cotonou (Benin), Monrovia (Liberia), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire), Banjul (Gambia), Dakar (Senegal), Douala (Cameroon), Luanda (Angola) and Libreville (Gabon).

The airline is the first African carrier to create a hub at Kotoka International Airport, Accra where flights from Lagos and Abuja arrive into Accra within a few minutes of each other and then depart onwards to other West African cities from Accra non-stop.

Arik Air operates to six cities non-stop from Accra which include, Freetown (3 weekly), Banjul (4 weekly), Dakar (3 weekly), Monrovia (3 weekly), Lagos (3 times daily) and Abuja (daily).

Speaking on the award, Arik Air’s Chief Commercial Officer, Suraj Sundaram said: “This year marks the tenth anniversary celebration for Arik Air as the largest airline operating in West and Central Africa, so it is very encouraging to receive this award which demonstrates the increasing recognition not only from the travelling public but also from industry partners. We are still a young company and we see ourselves as a major contributor to the economies of West African states by continually improving and expanding our service offering in the region”.

 

 

About anthony omoh

Profile photo of anthony omoh
I am a Journalist with a passion for developmental stories and nigerianflightdeck.com was born out of passion for reporting the travel, business and aviation sub-sector. This site is an expression of my ideals and creativity as a reporter and my discretion as a publisher. I am extremely content doing this and I am sure when you read my stories you'd understand that I touch people and that's why

Check Also

5% FAAN IGR: Minister should not flout Agencies’ Establishment Acts-ANAP, NUP

NUATE calls off industrial action on NCAA THE  Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) and …

FAAN expresses readiness to face NCAA certification

THE Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has re-stated its readiness for the certification of …

FG seeks ICAO support to integrate drone ops in airspace

MINISTER of State Aviation, Hadi Sirika has disclosed the federal government’s resolve to forge close …

AIB revives $5.8 million Abuja safety lab, may begin decoding FDR, CVR soon

THE Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has resuscitated its $5.8 million unserviceable Flight Safety Laboratory equipment …

Med-view commences airlift of passengers, commences regular UK schedule

MED-VIEW Airlines today commenced airlift of its passengers bringing back over 300 passengers from Gatwick …

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this:
Skip to toolbar