Air Nigeria to Restart International Operation

Air Nigeria, the country’s flag carrier, is set to recommence daily direct flights to London Gatwick using an Airbus A340-300 series aircraft in line with its route expansion plans.

The long-haul flight service is coming as the airline consolidates after the full implementation of its turn-around strategy in the last one year and has also completely reappraised its product offering on the international routes.

While making the announcement in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kinfe Kahssaye, said Air Nigeria was delighted to announce the commencement of the daily flight operation to London which would offer passengers seamless onward international connectivity as well as strengthen the existing socio-economic activities between both nations.

In preparation for the re-launch of the long haul flight operations, Air Nigeria is in the process of acquiring three state of-the-art Airbus A340-300 series aircraft.

“The imminent return of the airline on the long haul routes is part of the positive outcome of the ongoing turn-around initiatives and commitment of the chairman of the airline, Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim, towards building a world class airline in Nigeria and a demonstration of the confidence of the board of the airline to further invest in the airline by acquiring modern equipment to make it stand the test of time,” said Kahssaye.

He further noted that the board has approved the appointment of Captain Folayele Akinkuotu as the director of international operations to oversee the day-to-day administration of the international arm of the airline in addition to working with a team that would deliver feasible plans for the take-off of the long haul flights.