18 JUNE 2012


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.


BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.


Email this Page

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2019 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 18 JUNE 2012

Air Nigeria

The entire fleet of Air Nigeria was grounded last week for a short period to allow the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to audit the flag carrier, local media reported.  The recently introduced Lagos – Gatwick flight continues to operate on a daily basis, the seven-hour flight operated by a two-class Airbus A330-200.

The audit of Air Nigeria comes shortly after the 3 June crash of a McDonnell Douglas 83 plane operated by local Dana Air, which killed all 153 passengers and crew on board and six persons on the ground.

The crash has raised concerns over the age and maintenance of the aircraft being operated by Nigerian airlines.  “We have been working very hard to improve aviation in this country”, Nigerian President Jonathan Goodluck told reporters.  “This particular incident is a major setback for us... I will make sure that this will not repeat itself in the country”.

Questions have also been raised regarding Air Nigeria’s financial viability.

Besides Air Nigeria from Gatwick, Lagos is also served non-stop from Heathrow by Arik Airlines, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. www.myairnigeria.com

Index/Home page

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum

No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?

Add your comment

First Name
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.