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1st Picture Of Virgin Nigeria A320  
User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 13011 times:

1st picture of virgin nigeria
http://skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=1860
thanks to EurostarVA for the link

what you guys think of the colourscheme? i am not keen on the green on the engines

[Edited 2005-04-13 09:53:07]


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User currently offlineNZ1 From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 2253 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 12975 times:
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I think it looks ok. Are the titles in green too? Its a little hard to make it out on the photo.

NZ1


User currently offlineUpperDeck79 From Finland, joined Feb 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 12965 times:

That's a nice combination of Virgin red and Nigerian green!  Smile


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User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 12922 times:

I think it looks great! But the green tone could have been darker, grayer, to flow more smoothly with the red.

This is the first A320 LZ-BHD which is on wet-lease from Balkan Holiday Airlines (BH Air), a second one will follow shortly from the same source. For further fleet requirements, Virgin Nigeria is negotiating with Airbus and Boeing for medium/long term requirements and an order may be expected soon.

The media has reported today that Virgin Nigeria would commence commercial flights on April 18th, 2005 with flights to Port Harcourt from its Lagos hub. I don't know if this would be possible as the airline will need to get a confirmation of its provisional IATA code . This can be confirmed by IATA following the release of an Airline Operating Certificate by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) if the proving flight goes well in Lagos. Flight schedules will also need to be uploaded to the CRS, etc.

The airline has recently announced more vacancies, including Captains and First Officers, and these can be found at:


http://www.phillipsconsulting.net/pdf/Virgin110405.pdf

http://www.resourcing.ng.kpmg.com/virgin.asp



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User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 12361 times:

That thing looks rather ugly; the red on the tail looks out of place with the green, but oh well I guess Virgin wasn't gonna do away with the trademark tail..

So this is the "Nigerian" airline we might be seeing at major aiports eventually.. yawn.


User currently offlineFA4B6 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 12322 times:

what kind of engines are those? they look bigger then the IAE V2500's that B6 uses

User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 12184 times:

Will Virgin Nigeria become the flag carrier for Nigeria? Which (if any) Nigerian airlines will they compete with?

Thanks for the info SoAps

Horus



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User currently offlineEGNR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 508 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 12112 times:

Quoting FA4B6 (Reply 5):
what kind of engines are those? they look bigger then the IAE V2500's that B6 uses

They are cfm-56 engines.



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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12061 times:

It looks okay, I just hope VS don't go with that refont on the tail on the rest of their airlines!

Sam



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User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12040 times:

Horus,

The Nigerian government has officially designated Virgin Nigeria flag carrier status. In fact, they granted the new carrier exclusive route rights on some international lucrative routes for seven years. This means, no other Nigerian carrier will be allowed to operate alongside Virgin Nigeria on the lucrative routes. This was a measure to attract a foreign strategic investor more easily. The routes on which they will enjoy a Nigerian monopoly are:

- Lagos - London
- Lagos - Johannesburg
- Lagos - Jeddah
- Lagos - Dubai
- Lagos - New York

Domestically, there are roughly a dozen or so established and privately-owned carriers which will have a tough time competing with Virgin Nigeria. They have been operating in a harsh environment, with little access to capital (funding), technology, etc. Some of these airlines are:

- Bellview Airlines (737, 767), flies international routes as well
- Aero (737-300), flies international routes as well: www.acn.aero
- ADC Airlines (737), flies international routes as well www.adcairlines.com
- Sosoliso Airlines (MD80, DC-9) www.sosolisoairline.com
- IRS Airlines (Fokker 100)
- Chanchangi (727, 737) www.chanchangi-airlines.com
- Dasab Airlines (727)
- SpaceWorld (737-200)
- EAS Airlines (737-200)
- Albaraka (727)

Most of the airlines listed above are not IATA members and don't publish their flight schedules with OAG or Amadeus.

Some pics of the airlines above in order:


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[Edited 2005-04-13 20:52:03]


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User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11875 times:

how much does Mr. Branson have in shares of this company??Will it be part of the Virgin Family or just the name was given?
HOw much does the Nigerian government controls the company???

when will it start flying?
how about Virgin America, when will they fly?



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User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 11816 times:

Virgin Nigeria is a private-sector investment initiative promoted by the Nigerian government. Virgin Atlantic was selected last year as strategic investor in this new Nigerian flag carrier, after competing with a bid from South African Airways.

Virgin Atlantic Airways holds a 49% stake while the rest was distributed in a private placement to various Nigerian institutional investors including banks, insurance and other companies. Shortly after launch, institutional investors will be required to sell half their shares to the public via an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

The airline is now hiring a second wave of recruits and its first commercial flight may take off next week according to media reports published today. They will start with domestic/regional flights (with routes to Abuja, Accra, Port Harcourt) and grow with time to cover long haul routes to Europe, US and the Middle East (Dubai, Johannesburg, London, New York, etc)

More information is available at the airline's preliminary website which is now more of a facts sheet: www.virginnigeria.com

[Edited 2005-04-13 21:27:43]


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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 11550 times:

By the looks of it, Nigeria is where Boeing 737-200s go to get a second lease on life.

User currently offlineWAH64D From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 966 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 10104 times:

Quoting EurostarVA (Reply 3):
This can be confirmed by IATA following the release of an Airline Operating Certificate by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) if the proving flight goes well in Lagos. Flight schedules will also need to be uploaded to the CRS, etc.

Can't Virgin Nigeria fly under Virgin Atlantic's AOC? I remember Air Scotland operated under the AOC of Air Holland.



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User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9963 times:

It would look better if they made the whole tail green... But it still looks very good  Smile


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User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5123 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9882 times:

I wish we would get a Virgin France soon............ There is so much room for other carriers here and there are only 2 main operators, AF and EZY.... and trains here are always packed, cramped and way to hot..

Just wishing....

KL911



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 5678 posts, RR: 32
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9787 times:

NO, NO, NO. It just looks like a Virgin aircraft leased out

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12088 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8300 times:
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Well Virgin Nigeria is really happening. The fuselage needs a bit more colour

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7477 times:

What ever happened to that silver bird on the front of the fuselage? It was on the A320 on the homepage of Virgin Nigeria, but in the photo, it's not there.


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User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7247 times:

Quoting WAH64D (Reply 13):
Can't Virgin Nigeria fly under Virgin Atlantic's AOC? I remember Air Scotland operated under the AOC of Air Holland.

I doubt that very much as I don't think NCAA regulations would allow a Nigerian carrier flying on a foreign airline's AOC.

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 18):
What ever happened to that silver bird on the front of the fuselage? It was on the A320 on the homepage of Virgin Nigeria, but in the photo, it's not there.

Yes, I would have liked to see this eagle on the fuselage as well as it adds more Nigerian character to the livery (which by the way SHOULD reflect the Virgin identity as the airline in using the Virgin brand afterall)



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User currently offlineTimetables From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7217 times:

Nice colors! The green had to be there for it to make sense. Of course it still has the noticeable Virgin tail.


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User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7164 times:

This isnt exactly the best photo shoot as the skies are overcast and the conditions arent no nice for marketing purposes !  raincloud 


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User currently offlineNorthwest 777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6576 times:

So obviously their using 320's for their initial routes which are all in western africa, but are they going to be using the 320s on all other African routes as well? What about planned services to Europe, Middle East, and the US? All but the latter could *theoretically* use 320s but obviously the US is going to be different? Has the future fleet been announced?thanks

User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 4964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6489 times:

[quote=EurostarVA,reply=9]ADC Airlines (737), flies international routes as well [/quote
Sorry to get slightly off, but regarding ADC, on their website they apparently only fly Internationally to LBV. Last Year I spoke with Captain Omame, CEO of ADC airlines and he told me that they were expecting to be able to fly LOS-ACC "pretty soon". This was last April, so would you know if there have been any developments regarding this?
Thanx

regarding the Virgin Nigeria pic, I honestly think it looks awful. That green with the red just don't combine properly ... maybe leaving the tail white with "virgin" in green?

best regards



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User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6453 times:

Can someone explain me why Nigeria has failed to establish an efficient flag carrier of its own? Sad, the resources seem theoretically tb available. I am just astonished that they need a partner like Virgin for their operations, keeping in mind that their national flag carrier is kind of foreign owned (and profits going to Branson).. I hope this is not a global trend

25 Soups : green and red... christmas season......
26 EurostarVA : I don't think ADC would be allowed to fly to Accra as the number of Nigerian carriers on the route is stretched (Aerocontractor flies 1 or 2 daily fl
27 PRM : Aerocontractors are flying 3x per week with a Dash 8, Bellview is 1-2x daily with B732 Paul
28 Post contains images FFlyer : I have an uncle, whom I didn't know I had, in Nigeria. He has now passed away, and I'm inheriting $50 million from him! I only need to travel there, a
29 LifelinerOne : Be patient my friend... Transavia is in final talks with Air France in order to start a LCC operation in France. Cheers!
30 EurostarVA : FFlyer, Sounds like a 419 scam.... I mean give $ 1 million as 'guarantee'?? What's that supposed to mean? If you're serious please send me a private e
31 FFlyer : Eurostar; thanks! I was just joking. I have received so many of those letters, that I couldn't resist when I saw "Nigeria" in the heading.
32 Sjg : Dude! That's pretty lucky, but I've got one up on you. In the last week THREE uncles I didn't know I had died. Each has left $50million for me! Now I
33 Post contains links European : Hi Guy's! Here is the picture on Planepictures.net http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=323684&count=false Look great, just maybe different tit
34 Yyz717 : Basically, due to mind-numbing unbridled corruption. With its oil wealth, Nigeria should have a flourishing international carrier. Is it only me, or
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