Arik Air Buys Boeing 777s and 787s
Airline to add four 777s and three 787s; takes delivery of two 737-700s
Arik Air purchasing Nigeria's first new commercial jets in over 25 years

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Arik Air today announced an order for three 787-9s, two 777-300 ERs (Extended Range) and two 777-200LRs (Longer Range) at the delivery ceremony for two new 737-700s that will soon begin operations from the airline's home base in Lagos, Nigeria. The list price value of the new order is approximately $1.5 billion. Pictured here in the airline's livery are the 777-300ER (above) and the 777-200LR.

Lee Monson, Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of Sales for the Middle East and Africa, formally announced Arik Air's order for the twin-aisle jets while hosting the airline's chairman, Sir J.A.I. Johnson; the managing director, Mike McTighe; and Dr. Harold Olusegun Demuren, director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, as well as a large visiting delegation from Nigeria.

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Brian Walker
Commercial Airplanes Communications