Lagos : 28 th September 2011; Arik Air has partnered with Africa International Film Festival’s Official(AFRIFF) as its official Airline Partner.
Speaking recently in Lagos at the signing of the Mo U ceremony between the 2 parties, the Project Director/ C.E.O of AFRIFF , Chioma Ude commended ARIK Air noting that Arik Air is a brand synonymous with efficiency, customer-commitment, adherence to aviation policies and standards.
She stated that the synergy between both organizations is expected to bring seamlessness to travel and comfort of several key guests and stars, participants coming into Nigeria to grace the African International Film Festival in November this year. .
The partnership according to Ude , is that, Arik Air will be providing for AFRIFF, tickets for all guests to travel to the festival at half the price.
Also, free business class tickets would be given out as prices in a draw to some winners at the upcoming event.
While thanking the MD of ARIK Air , Mr Chris Ndulue , “ for believing in our nobles and dreams and helping to make this synergy a reality” , she noted that ARIK Air is very visionary and committed to the ideals of creative empowerment, “thus endorsing our festival with their services was not any way a surprise”.
Also speaking at the signing of the MoU event, the Vice President Planning and Marketing of ARIK Air, Mr Bert Van der Stege pointed out that the air line was the apex air line operating both domestic, regional and international flight network with excellent and optimal customer services. He said the airline was avant-garde in providing quality aviation services.
The sponsorships and events Manager of ARIK Air, Adeyinka Oloyede also noted that ARIK Air has always been committed over the years in supporting organizations that have worthy ideals. She said AFRIFF was an indigenous world class Film festival that it is a unique platform for the world to zoom in on the abundant talents and beauty of both Nigerian and a African films.
Indeed, Ude the project director of AFRIFF had earlier on emphasized that AFRIFF represents a distinctive opportunity that brands both Nigeria and entire Africa to the world showcasing her distinctive arts and culture.
The AFRIFF festival, this being the second edition will attract global attention and will be covered by both local and international media . It will be an event to be remembered in many decades to come, Ude pointed out.