Arik Air, Nigeria’s leading airline has introduced a special fare for the Nigeria Armed Forces of N20, 000 for one-way economy class ticket on any of the airline’s domestic routes.
An online statement issued by the Public Relations & Communications Manager, Adebanji Ola, explained that the fare is applicable to all categories of serving and retired personnel of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
The Armed Forces covered by the scheme are Nigerian Army, Navy and Air Force.
The scheme, which is part of the airline’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a way of supporting the Armed Forces of Nigeria in the discharge of their duties.
The noted that to enjoy the special fare which is available at the Airport Ticketing Offices and City Ticketing Offices of the airline nationwide, passengers must present a valid military identity (ID) card plus any other valid identity card (e.g. driver’s license, international passport, national ID card and permanent voter’s card) at point of sale and check-in.
In addition, the airline said reservation and ticketing must be made not later than 72 hours before flight.
Arik Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Roy Ilegbodu, who spoke on the special fare said, “Arik Air is pleased to be of service to the officers of the Armed Forces of Nigeria. We are a truly Nigerian carrier and we feel the need to support the gallant officers and men of the Armed Forces who toil day and night to defend the territorial integrity of our country and keep us safe.”