Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has continued to garner accolades following the transformation of Arik Air under its control. As the year slowly ends, the airline got triple recognition over the weekend carting away most of the airline industry awards at the 10th edition of the Nigeria Aviation (NIGAV) Awards, which held at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island. Arik bagged the awards for “Airline of the year 2019” and the “Best Cabin Crew (Domestic).”
Managing Director and Chairman of NIGAV Awards, Mr. Fortune Idu, while congratulating the management of the airline said: “The NIGAV Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the airlines. Arik Air has gone above and beyond and accomplished great things over the years. I cannot congratulate them enough for their contributions to the aviation industry; they should be very proud of their success.”
Arik Air has continued to improve since the inception of the current management under the auspices of AMCON. Regardless of the challenges the management met on ground, the facts are there to show that they have improved the airline’s operations financially and technically. Similarly, at the maiden edition of Air Transport Quarterly Magazine awards held at the Welcome Centre Hotel, Airport Road, Lagos, Arik Air was also awarded the Most Punctual Airline of the Year 2019.
Speaking at the presentation of the awards celebration tagged ‘Air Transport Industry Awards’, Publisher of Air Transport Quarterly Magazine and Organiser of the event, Prince Supo Atobatele stated that the ceremony was put together to distinguish individuals and brands whose contributions to the sustained growth of the aviation industry have been tremendous.
He showered Arik Air with praises for carving out a reputation for innovation and excellent customer experience in the industry. Arik Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Roy Ilegbodu who was apparently humbled by the awards said, “This is a great recognition for the team at Arik and I am delighted that our professionalism, hard work and dedication has been acknowledged and honoured especially with the ‘Airline of the Year Award.’ We will continue to strive to give our customers the best service possible, founded on core values such as reliability, quality and above all safety.”