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.

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7 responses to “Air Nigeria scales down London service”

  1. Anonymous says :

    I don’t understand the reasoning behind suspending their local and regional ops, but leaving the international intact?

    • Anonymous says :

      simple…the London routes are operated by EgyptAir…That is…Air Nigeria flight but with Egypt Air, Egyptian crew, and Egyptian Air Operator Certificate.

    • Anonymous says :

      Not very surprising, which is the more scary part of all this and still raises too many questions about the quality of the aviation bodies and how well they are doing their jobs.

    • Anonymous says :

      Or put another way, the state of the aviation food chain or eco system.

  2. Alaba Bham says :

    Is it just me or is the cost of leasing (dry) of B737-300s seems very low? Even if the $120000 a year is a unit cost, it seems fanciful. Nija accounting style at work?

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