Air Nigeria scales down London service
Air Nigeria has reduced its frequency on the Lagos-London Gatwick route from daily to four-weekly. Outbound flights are now on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The airline will soon accept a second wet-leased A330-200 (SU-GCJ) from EgyptAir; the aircraft is already painted in Air Nigeria colours. Air Nigeria is planning to commence flights to Johannesburg on 1 July 2012.
The airline’s domestic and regional operations are still suspended due to a financial audit by the aviation authorities. Local newspaper reports suggest that GECAS considers repossessing five B737-300s, which it leased to Air Nigeria at a monthly rate of $120000.