Arik Air launches loyalty programme

25 Jan 2011 by BusinessTraveller

Nigerian carrier Arik Air has launched a frequent flyer scheme, and is offering members the chance to retrospectively claim miles for flights taken in the last six months.

Arik WingPlus enables members to redeem miles for free flights, business class upgrades and vouchers against excess baggage charges. As an example of the number of miles on offer per flight, Arik says that a business class flight from New York to Lagos will earn members 5,000 miles, which is enough for a domestic flight redemption. Passengers flying business class on the routes from Lagos and Abuja to London will earn 3,000 miles.

In addition the carrier is allowing members to claim up to 50 per cent of mileage from any flights taken between July 1, 2010 and the scheme’s launch date of January 23, 2011.

Arik Air flies to London Heathrow using Airbus A340-500 aircraft fitted with fully flat beds and an onboard bar in business class. The aircraft in question were delivered to Arik Air in 2008, and were originally destined for Kingfisher Airlines (see online news December 12, 2008).

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Report by Mark Caswell

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