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Arik, among ‘World’s Ten Best Economy Class Seats’ airlines


Arik pix CopyARIK Air, West Africa’s largest airline has been ranked as one of the top ten airlines in the world to offer most comfortable economy class seat.

According to a report by, Arik Air is among ten airlines in the world that offers the most comfortable seats in Economy Class on its wide-body aircraft for medium and long haul flights.

The report notes that whereas the majority of airlines around the world offer 31 to 32 inches with some offering even as low as 29 to 30 inches, Arik Air is one of the “elite few that still provide a comfortable 34 ins seat pitch where travelers will enjoy greatest comfort”.

Other Airlines rated in this category are: Qatar Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, Thai Airways, Asiana Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Air China, Garuda Indonesia, and Korean Air.

Commenting on the rating, Managing Director of Arik Air, Chris Ndulue while noting that the rating is an established fact, added that all Arik Air Aircraft are configured specifically to provide more legroom whether in Economy or in Business/Premier class.

Ndulue continued: “Our Business class and Economy class cabins are designed to provide a generous legroom. Our Premier class seat actually converts into a full flat bed for maximum comfort.

In fact, the comfort we offer our guests cuts across our network whether you’re flying domestic, regional or intercontinental. At Arik Air, comfort and safety remains our topmost priority.”

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  • Congratulations to Arik airline and management. However, I wish to add that Arik is should be rated worst when it comes to food and entertainment. Their JfK New York flight is worst on food services, the food is too spicy(pepper) and tasteless. Their television is turned off. They are also poor on being timely and being regular. They never apologize to their passengers nor do they make provision for contingency. Those who flew Arik last Christmas season from New York to Lagos has a lot of regret. I a have vowed not to use Arik again.