Arik Air to fly Golden Eaglets to Abuja

Golden Eaglets- World Champions

Golden Eaglets- World Champions. FIFA.com photo


Simon Ateba/Aviation correspondent

Nigeria’s largest airline, Arik Air, said on Friday it will fly victorious Golden Eaglets, to Abuja, as soon as the FIFA under-17 junior champions arrive Murtala Muhammed International Airport from Dubai on Saturday.

The Eaglets will arrive Lagos by 8pm and immediately depart for Abuja onboard one of Arik Air’s state-of-the-art aircraft.

“This gesture further demonstrates Arik Air’s commitment to giving back to society as a responsible corporate citizen of Nigeria,” said Arik Air.

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Arik Air in February 2013 flew victorious Super Eagles from South Africa to Abuja.

The airline was also the lead sponsor at the recently concluded IBB Golf Club 2013 Independent Cup.

“Arik Air understands that Nigerians not only love sports but are always united in the game of soccer and would therefore support any Endeavour that promotes the unity of Nigeria and Nigerians,” the airline said.