Arik Air orders 7 additional Next-Generation 737s
Boeing and Arik Air today announced an order for an additional 7 Next-Generation 737s at the Farnborough Airshow. 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. Today’s order has been attributed on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries Web site to an unidentified customer.
Arik Air has 5 777-300ERs (Extended Range) and 7 787-9 Dreamliners on order. The airline also announced its intent to purchase 4 747-8 Intercontinentals.
Arik Air is Nigeria’s fastest-growing privately owned airline and serves more than 14 domestic routes with a fleet of 18 airplanes.