Nigerian carrier Arik Air
has firmed its plans to take seven Boeing 737s and increased its commitment for
747-8s to four firm aircraft.
agreement firms, and builds on, Arik
Air’s commitment in May for seven 737s and three 747-8, which made it the
second airline to order the passenger variant of the new 747.
at a press conference at the Farnborough air show today, Arik Air chairman Sir Joseph Arumemi-Johnson said Arik would take delivery of four 737-800s from July
next year and three 737-900ERs beginning July 2010. It adds to the 10 737s it
has already ordered.
also says the carrier has firmed its commitment for the 747-8 and will take
four of these, together with an option on one more. These aircraft are due for
delivery in 2012-13.
Arik also has orders for five
Boeing 777-300ERs and seven 787-9s. Boeing says Arik’s 737 commitment had been attributed to an
unidentified customer on its orders and deliveries website.