This week’s update
- The Nigeria Customs Service has accepted its new Cessna Citation CJ4 (5N-DIA) surveillance jet, which was ordered by the Federal Government in May 2012. The aircraft serves as a private jet for the NCS as the necessary surveillance equipment has not be installed yet. The Nigeria Customs Service also operates two Bell 427s.
- The domestic airlines have rejected a proposal by the Federal Government to merge into a single carrier.
- The Federal Government has approved twelve airports for Haji operation that will start on 17 September.
- Is there any truth in the rumour that Hak Air will become Nigeria’s new national carrier?
- A new issue of Arik Wings is available online.
- ExecuJet will its second African fixed-base operation in Lagos (based at the Quits Aviation hangar).
- According to the NCAA, Air Namibia will open a direct Windhoek-Lagos link next year.
- Delta Air Lines has terminated its New York – Abuja service on 28 August 2012.
- Aero will take delivery of a fifth B737-400 from GECAS (5N-BPR; ex-N608SC). The fourteen year old aircraft should leave Lasham for Lagos today.