Air Nigeria And Ethiopian Start Codesharing
Today, the codeshare agreement between Air Nigeria and Ethiopian Airlines came into effect:
This partnership between Air Nigeria and Ethiopian Airlines will bring seamless onward connections to Addis Ababa and beyond for Air Nigeria customers and easy connections for Ethiopian Airlines customers to West and Central African destinations on Air Nigeria. From today 22nd February, customers would be able to purchase their Lagos – Addis Ababa and Addis Ababa – Lagos sectors with Air Nigeria using flight numbers VK1501 and VK1500 respectively. The codeshare which is now fully operational makes it possible for passengers to access the benefit of the route network of both carriers, giving them access to 15 destinations on the Air Nigeria network and more than 50 destinations on the Ethiopian Airline network.
Air Nigeria also has an existing and functional codeshare agreement with Kenya Airways to Nairobi, and is in advanced discussions with Delta Airlines regarding a codeshare partnership between Nigeria and the USA.
The airline also announced it is negotiating the lease of additional aircraft from GECAS. An eleventh aircraft will join the Air Nigeria fleet in March.