Arik Air is a Nigerian airline flying domestic, regional and international routes.
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One bag of up to a maximum of 10kg/22lbs is allowed as carry-on baggage.
Keep in mind that no liquids/gels (even less than 3oz) are allowed on any flights departing Nigeria.+ Show Full Policy
Hand baggage includes those items, which passengers may take into the aircraft and store under the seat in front or in the overhead storage compartments. Common examples include:
A bag, not exceeding 55x35x25 cm
One overcoat or raincoat
An umbrella or walking stick;
One camera, one video camera or one portable CD player
A reasonable quantity of newspapers, magazines or books for the journey
One handbag or one briefcase or one laptop computer
Items bought at the airport "Duty Free" shop in limited quantity and dimension
Food for infants necessary during the journey
One carry-cot or folding pram
One folding wheelchair, a set of crutches or similar devices on which a disabled passenger may dependant.
For all Arik Air flights, the hand baggage allowance is one piece weighing a maximum of 10 kg in weight only plus a small briefcase or laptop.
On ALL International flights departing Nigeria there is a 100% ban on all liquids and gels in hand baggage.
Guests travelling out of Lagos to New York JFK must anticipate enhanced security measures and as such should arrive at the airport for check in and security processing 4 hours before departure time. Passengers are advised that ONE PIECE ONLY of hand baggage may be taken into the aircraft cabin.
You must not include in hand baggage real, replica or toy weapons (plastic or metal), or any object which looks like a weapon or could reasonably be mistaken for a weapon, tradesmens' tools, ammunition, explosives or anything which contains explosives, catapults, darts, household cutlery, scissors, corkscrews, metal nail files, knives with blades of any length, knitting needles, paper knives, sporting bats and clubs, razor blades (except safety razors and accompanying cartridges), billiard, snooker or pool cues, hypodermic needles (except those required for medical reasons and accompanied by a medical certificate confirming the medical condition), hard sporting balls or martial arts devices, safety matches or lighters.
Most international destinations apply a piece concept, allowing economy passengers to check in 2 bags of 30kg/66lbs each. This is one of the most generous economy-class baggage policies.
For other destinations where a weight concept is applied, the limit for economy passengers is typically 20kg/44lbs.+ Show Full Policy
Checked in baggage includes all those items which are weighted and carried in the aircraft and are not accessible to passengers during flight. It must consist of suitcases or containers that are sufficiently rigid and resistant to the stress caused by normal handling so as to ensure safe transport without special requirements.
There is no checked in baggage allowance for infants, only hand baggage will be accepted.
Free baggage allowance detailed information is published in Arik Air Checked Baggage Policy document:
We recommend you complete and attach name tags both on the outside and inside of your checked in baggage.
To comply with Health & Safety requirements, Arik Air Limited has instituted a maximum weight for single items of checked baggage. Arik Air will not accept baggage that exceeds 30kg (66lbs) in weight, per any single piece of baggage (except Lagos-Freetown-Banjul-Dakar route and v.v.). This policy relates only to single items of baggage and does not affect your overall baggage allowance reflected on your ticket, which remains unchanged.
In your checked baggage, you must not include fragile or perishable items, valuable items (including, but not limited to, money, jewels, precious metals), computers, personal electronic devices, any medication or medical equipment which may be required in-flight or during your trip or which cannot be replaced at short notice if lost or damaged, house or car keys, valuable documents (including, but not limited to, business documents, passports and other identification documents, negotiable papers, securities, deeds), or product samples.
If bringing an additional piece of baggage on flights where a piece concept applies, a flat fee is charged depending on the origin and destination of your flight.
For flights where a weight concept is applied, a per kilogram charge is levied on overweight bags. This per kilogram rate is also determined by the origin and destination of your flight.+ Show Full Policy
You will be required to pay an extra charge for carriage of baggage in excess of the free baggage allowance (as stipulated in our conditions and limitations). These rates are published in Arik Air Checked Baggage Policy document:
Excess baggage charges are collected in the local currency. Carriage of excess baggage is subject to available space on your flight. The total number of bags allowed for any passenger is up to 10 pieces per passenger.
It is permitted to transport ski equipment, golf bags, surfs and windsurfs, bicycle etc, as registered baggage against space availability and payment of special excess baggage supplement. Contact your travel agent, the nearest Arik Air ticket office or Call Center for more information.
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