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Arik Air

About Arik Air

Arik Air is a Nigerian airline, founded in 2002, with headquarters located at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos. The airline boasts a 24-strong fleet of aircraft operating mainly in Nigeria but also flying to destinations across West Africa, Europe, Central Africa, South Africa and North America. Finally, it has two main hubs located at Kotoka International Airport and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. Arik Air has a code share agreement with Emirates.

Online check-in

Airk Air online check-in is available 24 hours up to 5 hours before international flights and 2 hours before domestic and regional flights. The service is only available on selected flights. For destinations where the service is not available, passengers with an Arik Air booking will need to check-in at the airport check-in counters. All passengers with hand luggage can proceed directly to airport security and their assigned boarding gate whilst those travelling with checked baggage will need to pass by the check-in counters for baggage drop off.

Hand luggage allowance

On all Arik Air flights passengers are entitled to one item of hand luggage with the maximum dimensions of 55cm x 35cm x 25cm. The maximum weight varies in accordance with the destination thus passengers on domestic flights are allowed 6kg whilst those travelling on international or regional flights are permitted 12kg. Exceeding the permitted number of baggage items, or the aforementioned weight and dimension restrictions will result in the baggage item being stored in the hold. An excess baggage fee may also apply.

Checked baggage allowance

The Arik Air free checked baggage allowance varies in accordance with the destination and class of travel. However, there is a weight limit of 30kg for all items of baggage in accordance with Health and Safety regulations. Infants do not have a checked baggage allowance. All items of baggage exceeding the free baggage allowance restrictions will incur an excess baggage fee. Passengers with an Arik Air booking are allowed up to 10 pieces of baggage in total.

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