Arik Air, West Africa’s largest carrier, has chosen to source all onboard wines from the Wildekrans Wine Estate, which sits just an hour away from Cape Town city centre. 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 menus.
The boutique vineyard is located in Cape Town and will supply our Premier Class and Economy Class wines. The Wildekrans Wine Estate is just an hour away from Cape Town city centre, so we are pleased to be supporting local wine producers.
The new wine selection will be slowly introduced to all domestic and regional Business Class services (those departing after 10am) during the course of the next few months. Arik Air has celebrated the launch of this new wine selection with a lavish wine tasting event in Lagos.
Split between the two travel classes, the Economy drinks choices will include Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot while our Business Class passengers will have a selection of Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Pinotage, Cabernet Franc Merlot and the sparkling Method Cap Classique Chenin. Additionally, we will continue to carry Champagne in Premier Business Class on all longhaul services.
Dr Michael Arumemi-Ikhide, CEO at Arik Air, said: “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.”