I presume you mean what nationality the pilots will be? Or who will run the airline? Eitehr way however, I would have thouight that Nigerians would play a major part in the airline. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
EurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 8 Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6109 times:
Quoting VScaptain (Reply 13): Will the cabin configuration say the same with the Arcadia entertainment or will Virgin Nigeria have there own cabin design and entertainment?
VK will use the Virgin Arcadia flight entertainment system but the flight menu, among other inflight amenities, will bear the Virgin Nigeria logo.
It is only normal Virgin Nigeria will rely on Virgin Atlantic temporarily in providing flight crew, leased aircraft, some human resources, among other things until Virgin Nigeria gets at full speed for the Fall timetable.
Jrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1104 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5921 times:
It will not operate to JFK, at least under the current situation. Unforunately, it has gotten caught in the dispute over Bermuda II. The US is claiming that it is a British carrier, and therefore would have to operate under the conditions of Bermuda II.
B742 From UK - England, joined Mar 2005, 3761 posts, RR: 20 Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5803 times:
Quoting Jrlander (Reply 19): It will not operate to JFK, at least under the current situation. Unforunately, it has gotten caught in the dispute over Bermuda II. The US is claiming that it is a British carrier, and therefore would have to operate under the conditions of Bermuda II.
Can Virgin Nigeria operate to EWR, or is that still under the condtions of Bermua II?
EurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 8 Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 5273 times:
It's not a matter of 'being a British carrier'. The US DOT views Virgin Nigeria as being 'British controlled' which is different. This is arguable, since the majority of the board of directors have been appointed by the 51% Nigerian side (institutional investors).
If there is a will, there is a way
25 777ER: A former VS A343 I assume ?? Just looking at the a.net photo will show that its an ex VS bird.
26 EurostarVA: It is a former VS bird, G-VBUS still registered the same, but this IS the corporate identity of Virgin Nigeria, being partly owned by Virgin Atlantic
27 JGPH1A: Possibly. VK is not a Participating Carrier, so you have to add a "/AYY" to the end of the TN input to get their schedules as well (or "/AVK"). Works
28 EurostarVA: Excuse my ignorance but what is the "TN" input? I am using the timetable function on amadeus.net
29 EGTESkyGod: When will she leave Filton? May have to go take my own pics! Anyone know?
30 LifelinerOne: Weren't they supposed to start flying A320's? Cheers!
31 Haj96: Sorry for that but I like the livery. Especially the green cowlings look nice.
32 TIMC: It looks horrible! Green engines just don't go...
33 NA: Just found this on cnn: http://edition.cnn.com/2005/TRAVEL/0...nigeria.virgin.row.reut/index.html Green and red is at least unique and to my eyes not
34 AirWales: Does this mean VS will stop their flights to Lagos?? Sorry if this is obvious or been discussed but I couldnt find it!
35 JGPH1A: Sorry - I thought you were using Amadeus proper. On the Amadeus.net you don't have access to schedules for all the airlines providing schedules to Am
36 EurostarVA: So what does a 'Participating Carrier' mean exactly and why do some airlines provide schedules 'directly' to Amadeus? Shouldn't VK follow suit its pa
37 NYCFlyer: According to a Sept. 2004 press release on the VK website: "The new airline will operate separately to the existing Virgin Atlantic services between
38 JGPH1A: A Participating Carrier is an airline whose flights can be sold in Amadeus. We have 472 currently. We take schedules for a whole bunch of others as w
39 EurostarVA: Then why do we see VS schedules on Amadeus but not VK? Is it only because VS can sell its tickets on Amadeus and not yet for VK?
40 Aleksandar: The livery looks fine to me. Basically, it is Virgin brand with Nigerian flavour. Not bad. I only wonder why did they paint the fuselage white instead
41 JGPH1A: Good question. I'll have to check that - I'm not sure you should be seeing VS schedules, but anyway.
42 Onlysmarties: hi for info the a/c has been at gatwick all day and is due out late this evening to phc i belive