Air Nigeria daily to London, postpones Johannesburg
Air Nigeria, apparently, started with a daily service to London Gatwick and postponed the start of its Lagos-Johannesburg flights till 17 June 2012. Initially, the airline announced a three weekly service to both destinations, and the changes to these plans were not communicated by the airline to the public.
Air Nigeria completed its first revenue flight to London with a leased A332 yesterday. Air Nigeria thus offers 268 seats per day against Arik Air’s 237 seats. Daily schedule:
- VK293: LOS-LGW 23:50 → 06:50
- VK292: LGW-LOS 10:50 → 17:50
The second wet-leased A330-200 will arrive in mid-June, and apart from Johannesburg, the airline eyes Dubai, Paris and Rome as international destinations. The chairman of Air Nigeria disclosed that the company plans to go public in 2014 and to become listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.