This week’s update
- Aero has doubled its daily flights from Lagos to Calabar, Kano and Uyo (schedules).
- Aero’s fourth B737-400 (5N-BOB) was ferried to Lasham for painting.
- Arik Air will end its lease and lease back construction with HiFly soon. The two A345s will be transferred to the Nigerian registry and operated on Arik’s own AOC. CS-TFX will become 5N-JIA and CS-TFW will be re-registered 5N-JIB.
- Intrepid Aviation has denied that it will be leasing (up to) four A330s to Arik Air.
- Arik Air’s B738 (5N-MJP) returned into service after maintenance work at Smith Reynolds Airport.
- EgyptAir is reported to have agreed a one-year wet-lease of two of its A330-200 aircraft to Air Nigeria from May and June 2012.
- FirstNation Airways has temporarily suspended its daily Lagos-Port Harcourt flight due to the lack of operational aircraft.
- Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates have signed an air services Memorandum of Understanding, which allows an increase in all-cargo frequency entitlements for the designated carriers of the two countries.
- A new start-up, Gambia Birds, is planning to commence flights between Banjul and Lagos.