Tuesday, 15 May 2012 12:44
Air Nigeria has taken delivery of its A330-200 Airbus which it shall be using on the Lagos-London route when flights resume this Wednesday.
Last month, Air Nigeria announced that it will start flying the lucrative Murtala Mohammed Airport to Gatwick route thrice a week on May 16. Yesterday, the aircraft which will be used for the operation arrived in Lagos.
Jimoh Ibrahim, the Air Nigeria chairman, described the arrival of the aircraft as one of the major steps taken by the company to launch itself into the global arena. Arriving at the Murtala Mohammed Airport at 8.45pm, the Airbus was treated to a ceremonial shower by fire fighters from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.
The A330-200 airbus has 24 business seats and 244 economy class seats. Air Nigeria intends to expand its fleet in 1024 with four Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes.
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