Arik wins award
Arik Air won the West African Airline of the Year award at the Ghana Aviation Awards 2016 held in Accra recently.
Ghana Aviation Awards Events Director, Richard Abbey Jnr, said that the ward was conferred on Arik Air because of its achievement in airline business leadership and commitment to safety.
The award ceremony, held at Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, was a gathering of major aviation personalities in West Africa and a celebration of excellence in the industry.
Arik said that the award was its crowning glory for eight years of operation in Ghana and the rest of the region, beginning with the inauguration of flight to 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).
Speaking on the award, Arik Air’s Chief Commercial Officer, Suraj Sundaram said the recognition marks the 10th 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,” Sundaram said.
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