Arik Air orders two 747-8s

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Nigerian carrier Arik Air has placed an order for two Boeing 747-8 aircraft.

The order is valued at $635 million at list prices and was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing's website, said the airframer.

The airline plans to use the 747-8 on its long-haul routes.

Arik Air said it has selected General Electric's GEnx-2B engines for the aircraft.