Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Air Nigeria, a privately-owned Nigerian flag carrier, is due to resume its flights on the lucrative Lagos-London route soon, according to spokesman Sam Ogbogoro.
The spokesman said in a statement over the weekend that the airline would recommence daily flights to London Gatwick, using an Airbus A340-300 series aircraft, three of which will soon be acquired.
“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,'' the statement quoted Air Nigeria's Chief Executive Officer Kinfe Kahssaye as saying.
Air Nigeria, former Virgin Nigeria, suspended flights to both London and Johannesburg on 27 January 2009 ''to enable us to review our entire long haul operations''
It has however continued to expand its domestic and regional flight operations.
Another Nigerian flag carrier, Arik Air, also flies the London and Johannesburg routes.
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