Wednesday 17 April 2013

Arik Air wins Leadership 'Company of the Year' awards 2013

Aviation Nigeria

Arik Air has added another distinctive achievement by emerging the Company of The Year at the Leadership Awards for Excellence 2013, which held at the International Conference Center Abuja.

The honour was bestowed on Arik Air by the Board of Editors of Leadership Newspapers for the airline’s commitment to excellence in the aviation industry marked by its improved and consistent provision of unique airline product and customer service.

This however is not a new feat for the airline, as it has bagged several awards, notable its chain of 'Airline of the Year' awards from 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Leadership awards conference 2013 had its theme titled "Rebuilding Nigeria" and hosted guest lecturer Niger State governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu to do a dissect against the backdrop of past and current challenges in the nation-building process and chart a way forward for the country.

Distinguished recipients of this year’s awards include the managing director/chief executive officer of the Bank of Industry, Mrs. Evelyn Ndali Oputu (LEADERSHIP CEO of the Year 2012); director-general, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Mohammed Sani-Sidi 
(LEADERSHIP Public Officer of the Year 2012); the paralympians, LEADERSHIP Sportspersons of the Year 2012; Olusegun Adeniyi, LEADERSHIP Author of the Year 2012; Mary-Ann Juma, LEADERSHIP Young Person of the Year 2012; and Iyanya – the Kukere Master, LEADERSHIP Entertainer of the Year 2012.

Leadership Awards conference 2013 also featured entities in the corporate awards section where Arik Air bagged the Company of the Year awards and recipients included Airtel Nigeria, LEADERSHIP Telecom Company of the Year 2012; Zenith Bank, LEADERSHIP Bank of the Year 2012; Aso Savings & Loans, LEADERSHIP Mortgage Bank of the Year 2012; and Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), LEADERSHIP Government Agency of the Year 2012.

Sir Arumemi-Ikhide founded Arik Air in 2006 and the airline started commercial operations on October 30, 2006 with three brand new Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft thus becoming the first CRJ900 operator on the African continent and the first airline to introduce new commercial aircraft into Nigeria in over 20 years. 

Arik Air is Nigeria’s leading commercial airline. It now operates a fleet of 26 state-of-the art regional, medium haul and long haul aircraft. The airline currently serves 21 airports across Nigeria as well as Accra (Ghana), Banjul (Gambia), Cotonou (Benin), Dakar (Senegal), Freetown (Sierra Leone), London Heathrow (UK), Johannesburg (South Africa) and New York JFK (USA).


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