Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 © Boeing Nigeria has granted daily traffic rights to British Airways , Virgin Atlantic , and Turkish Airlines , while continuing to ban other European carriers over reciprocal visa issues.
From October 2, British Airways and Turkish Airlines, along with Ethiopian Airlines , RwandAir , ASKY Airlines , and Air Côte d’Ivoire have approval to operate daily flights to Lagos and Abuja , according to the latest flight schedule update from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
Africa World Airlines has approval to operate twice-daily flights to Lagos and daily ones to Abuja; while Virgin Atlantic, Qatar Airways , Delta Air Lines , and Kenya Airways may now fly daily to Lagos, according to the approval signed by NCAA Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, Captain Musa Nuhu.
Meanwhile, the West African country continues to blacklist Lufthansa , Air France , and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines over travel restrictions imposed on Nigerian tourist visa holders by the European Union. This despite a meeting between Nigeria’s Aviation Ministry and EU ministers last month when…
SpiceJet (SG, Delhi Int’l ) has confirmed it will launch scheduled services from both Mumbai Int’l and Delhi Int’l to London Heathrow starting on December 4, 2020.
Flights from Delhi will operate 2x weekly and from Mumbai weekly. The services will be SpiceJet’s first intercontinental services. The low-cost carrier is a predominantly domestic airline with nearly 83% of its total capacity deployed within India, the ch-aviation capacities module shows.
According to the TNN news agency, the airline will operate the route with a wet-leased A330-900 equipped with 353 economy class seats and 18 business class seats. While the report did not name the operator of the aircraft, the only A330-900 in such a configuration is CS-TKY (msn 1929) operated by Hi Fly (5K, Beja ), the ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows.
HiFly has already operated multiple flights on behalf of SpiceJet in the recent months, including to Amsterdam Schiphol and Toronto Pearson . However, they were all flown under HiFly’s own code. It also currently wet-leases a…
Emirates (EK, Dubai Int’l ) is the latest airline to be banned from Nigeria, according to the country’s aviation minister, Hadi Sirika.
The ban takes effect today (September 21, 2020), Sirika said on Twitter. The Middle East carrier was previously excluded from a list of blacklisted airlines published by Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Aviation ahead of the reopening of its international airspace […]