Air Nigeria to Fly Direct to London, Johannesburg

On May 16, Air Nigeria will commence scheduled direct flights from Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos to London Gatwick. The next day, it will begin flights to O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa, using a Airbus A330-200 aircraft to service both routes. Air Nigeria will operate three flights weekly to both London and Johannesburg, and by June 16, 2012, increase the frequency on the Lagos-London Gatwick route to daily flights.

Air Nigeria’s flights to London will be operated from Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport to the South Terminal of London Gatwick Airport, where passengers can connect to the rest of Europe as well as North America.

The development is coming just as Air Nigeria is currently implementing a growth phase strategy initiated by Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim, who acquired the airline two years ago.

The long-haul services will be operated with the recently acquired Airbus A330-200 aircraft in two class configuration of 24 Business seats and 244 Economy class seats. The aircraft is equipped with iPads for in-flight entertainment in the business class cabin, making Air Nigeria one of the first African airline to offer such a product to passengers.

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