Arik Air has sponsored round-trip tickets from Lagos, Nigeria to New York, USA for conjoined twins, Miracle and Testimony Ayeni to have immediate access to urgent medical surgery and care, the company said.
In partnership with Linking Hands Foundation, a Nigerian-based non-governmental organization (NGO), Arik Air is offering additional support alongside Le Bonheur Children´s Hospital, Tennessee, which is providing secured free medical treatment for the Ayeni twins.
In 2016 Arik Air has supported a variety of community initiatives including medical missions by the Association of Nigerian Physicians, African Women´s Cancer Awareness Association and Mbano National Assembly.
Arik Air is a large carrier in West and Central Africa and operates from two hubs at Murtala Mohammed Airport Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. It operates a fleet of 23 regional, medium-haul and long-haul aircrafts including two Airbus A340-500. The airline serves 20 destinations in Nigeria and flies to 11 international destinations including London Heathrow (UK) and New York JFK (USA).