Arik launches customised air travel insurance


Arik Air has launched a customised air travel insurance, which the airline said was aimed at taking passengers flying experience to a new level.

Thisday reported that the new air travel insurance enables a passenger to enjoy a customised domestic travel insurance on Arik Air with only N1,000.00.

All a passenger needs do is to buy an Arik Air ticket to any destination in Nigeria online at, then buy an air travel insurance for just N1,000.00 using Verve Card, MasterCard or Visa Card.

The insurance policy provides cover against personal accident (up to N1, 000,000.00) resulting in death, permanent disability or bodily injury within 90 days of the occurrence of the accident. The cover is from airport to airport whilst aboard Arik Air.

The benefits also include: flight cancellation or delays of more than eight hours, N20,000.00; emergency medical expenses, up to N50,000.00; mishandled/missing baggage (inconvenience), up to N20,000.00; and damage to baggage, up to N20,000.00 per passenger.

This insurance is not the same as the normal cover guaranteed for all passengers in case of air crash as provided for by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) regulation.

The air travel insurance is provided by Old Mutual Insurance Company in partnership with Risk Analyst Insurance Brokers.

Commenting on the air travel insurance, Arik Air’s Managing Director, Mr. Chris Ndulue said: “We want to take the passengers’ flying experience to a new level and that informs the decision to introduce the air travel insurance.

The airline said interests covered by the policy is quite unique and totally different from the customary cover provided for all passengers in case of an air crash”.

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