Lagos-based Arik Air has signed a firm contract to acquire three Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen regional jets and four Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners.
Bombardier Aerospace announced the deal on June 19, during the Paris Air Show 2013.
Based on the list prices of the Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen and Q400 NextGen, the manufacturer values the contract at approximately US$297 million.
Arik Air already operates four Bombardier CRJ900ER regional jets and two Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop regional airliners.
The airline, which is now Nigeria’s primary international carrier, also operates two Airbus A340-500 widebodies, nine Boeing 737-700s and four 737-800s.
In addition, Arik Air has orders outstanding for two Airbus A330-200s, eight 737-800s and seven Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
In October 2011 Boeing revealed that Arik Air was also the previously undisclosed customer for two Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jets. These have yet to be delivered.