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New Official Flag Carrier For Nigeria  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

The Nigerian govt. has appointed a new flag carrier as offifial replacement for defunct Nigeria Airways, the airline is called Nigerian Global and wears a better but Eurowhite scheme.


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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3282 times:

How come no pic of the new carrier at this website? by the way the airline will operate eight A310-300, any one know what routes they'll be plying?


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User currently offlineAirchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3247 times:

I was about to ask the same thing re routes! I tried to find a website but didn't have much luck. I wonder how long they'll last given the recent history of Nigeria's flag carriers.

Any idea where the A310's are coming from? I thought that most of Nigeria Airways' a/c were written off or repossesed?



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User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3149 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3200 times:
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I heard this version: the Nas Air A310 only wore the Nigeria Global colours for a movie...
But separately, there is indeed a project for a new carrier.

Konstantin



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User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3168 times:

Here's a photo of the A310:



Michael


User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3106 times:


Hello guys,

Actually Nigerian Global is using this A310-300 only until such a time the Nigerian aviation authorities issue an Airline Operating Certificate.

Their immediate plans are to deliver 8 aircraft consisting of:

1 A340, 2 A330s, 2 A320's, 2 A318's, and an A300F.

Again, it seems they are operating this A310 only temporarily to see if the reelected Nigerian government keeps its promises to facilitate the takeoff of this essentially foreign investment. Nigerian Global is 60% owned by Triaton AG of Switzerland and 40% of Nigerian govt (contributing BASA route rights and NOT cash). This young company has also promised to hire as much ex-Nigeria Airways qualified staff as possible following the long-awaited collapse and liquidation of that joke of a national carrier.

The initial route network will see the Airbuses deployed to the traditional long-haul routes: London Heathrow (first to be inaugurated) followed by Jeddah, New York, Frankfurt, and Johannesburg. Later on West/East African routes as well as domestic points will be added using the narrow-bodies.

I personally question their ability to secure financing for this relatively large and young Airbus fleet (in African standards), yet alone confront the huge political and inconsistent regulation problems at home and the possibility of ex-Nigeria Airways creditors finding enough legal cover to seize their assets (given that the Nigerian govt. itself was the sole owner of Nigeria Airways, as could be held liable).

Happy Nigerian landings,
Hani



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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3040 times:

I hope they're successful, by the way whts their IATA code?


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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3027 times:

I was reading about this on allafrica.com the other day.It must have been the quitest demise of a flag carrier of a big nation,ever!Will this new airline get the LHR slots of its predecessor?

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