Arik Air, Nigeria’s leading airline got triple recognition at the weekend, thereby carting away most of the awards in the industry in the airline category.
The airline bagged the awards for “Airline of the year 2019” and the “Best Cabin Crew (Domestic)” at the 10th edition of the Nigeria Aviation (NIGAV) Awards which held at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island over the weekend.
Congratulating Arik Air, Managing Director and Chairman of NIGAV Awards, Mr. Fortune Idu, said: “The NIGAV Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the airline. Arik Air has gone above and beyond and accomplished great things over the years. I cannot congratulate them enough for their contributions to the aviation industry; they should be very proud of their success.”
Arik Air has continued to improve since the inception of the current management. Despite the challenges it meant on ground, the current management has improved the airline’s operations financially and technically.
Similarly, at the maiden edition of Air Transport Quarterly Magazine awards held at the Welcome Centre Hotel, Airport Road, Lagos, Arik Air was awarded the Most Punctual Airline of the Year 2019.
Speaking at the presentation of the awards celebration tagged ‘Air Transport Industry Awards’, Publisher of Air Transport Quarterly Magazine and Organiser of the event, Prince Supo Atobatele stated that the ceremony was put together to distinguish individuals and brands whose contributions to the sustained growth of the aviation industry have been tremendous.
He commended Arik Air for carving out a reputation for innovation and excellent customer experience in the industry.
Arik Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Roy Ilegbodu commented on the triple awards: “This is a great recognition for the team at Arik and I am delighted that our professionalism, hard work and dedication has been acknowledged and honoured especially with the Airline of the Year Award.
“We will continue to strive to give our customers the best service possible, founded on core values such as reliability, quality and above all safety.”
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L-R: Managing Director / Chairman, Nigeria Aviation (NIGAV) Awards, Mr. Fortune Idu; Business Head, West and Central Africa, Arik Air, Mr. Sylvester O. Egogo; Pilot, Arik Air, Captain Chris Najomo; and Secretary / Legal Adviser, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Dr. Clifford Omozeghian (right) presenting the Award for the Airline Of The Year 2019 to Arik Air at the 10th NIGAV Award in Lagos