Arik Air Introduces New Wine Selection For International Passengers

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Nigeria’s largest carrier, but with legendary flight delays, said on Friday that it has chosen to source all onboard wines from the Wildekrans Wine Estate for its international passengers.

“Each of Arik’s long haul services – New York, London and Johannesburg – will have a ‘From Our Cellar’ wine menu card in Premier Business Class that will be offered with food menu,” spokesman Banji Ola said in a statement.

He said the boutique vineyard is located in Cape Town and will supply the airline’s Premier Class and Economy Class wines.

“The Wildekrans Wine Estate is just an hour away from Cape Town city centre, so Arik Air is pleased to be supporting local wine producers,

“The new wine selection will be progressively introduced to all domestic and regional Business Class services (those departing after 10am) during the course of the next few months,” he added.

Split between the two travel classes, the Economy drinks choices will include Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot while Business Class passengers will have a selection of Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Pinotage, Cabernet Franc Merlot and the sparkling Method Cap Classique Chenin. Additionally, the airline will continue to carry Champagne in Premier Business Class on all long haul services.

“We are constantly aiming to ensure our customers receive the very best services, which are always of the highest standards. With the introduction of our new premium local wines, we continue to develop our on-board experience which reflects our commitment to quality. We do hope that customers will enjoy the new selection,” said Dr. Michael Arumemi-Ikhide, CEO of Arik Air,

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