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Virgin Launch Lagos Flight With A Air Atlanta 742.  
User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1734 times:

Virgin Atlantic will inaugurate service from London Heathrow to Lagos, Nigeria, on 16Jul01.

Schedules as follows :
LHR 2230-0500 LOS (Dep from LHR on day 1347)
Mon/Wed/Thu/Sun)
LOS 0915-1545 LHR (Dep from Lagos on day 5)
LOS 0925-1555 LHR (Dep from Lagos on day 124)

Flights will be operated with a Boeing 747-200 of Air Atlanta Icelandic.

Hmm...Is Virgin facing lack of aircraft for their growth, so they have to borrow a 747 from Air Atlanta Icelandic?

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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1718 times:

Maybe VS is (wisely IMHO) reluctant to send their own aircraft into Nigeria.

After all, the Nigerians don't exactly have a decent track record of respecting another airline's property.


User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3697 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days ago) and read 1707 times:
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VS are in the middle of re-paint program, that's why they are 'short' of a/c

User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days ago) and read 1701 times:


Apparently this is the aircraft that operates the MAN-MCO flight at the moment. They will have Air Atlanta crew onboard but also 2 Virgin crew representing the company. Its certainly a market that Virgin can get into but of course will they be able to handle all the problems that other airlines have in Lagos??????


User currently offlineJetstreamer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 329 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days ago) and read 1695 times:

Aussiestu,

The MAN-MCO route is currently being operated by a Virgin Atlantic aircraft (G-VLAX). Some of the flights on that route were operated by Air Atlanta last year.


User currently offlineCX 4ever From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days ago) and read 1689 times:

What happened in Lago?

User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3697 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1661 times:
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I don't know it is the same today but I do know that BCal had problems. Due to restrictions on how much currency you can take out of the country, people were booking tickets from Lagos - LGW - JFK - LGW - Lagos. However when they got to LGW they would cash in the JFK sector(s) thus getting more money out, but leaving BCal to pick up the tab. Before BCal went down it had over £12 million stuck in Nigeria that it couldn't get out.

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

In 1988, the Nigerian government impounded an Air India aircraft (Airbus A310 VT-EJJ) for almost 6 months stating that it was forfeit as part of a drug smuggling operation. Evidently a passenger on the BOM-NBO-LOS flight had been arrested for transporting narcotics.

Additionally, they arrested and sentenced to death 3 Air India employees as accessories to the transaction. These were the Inflight Supervisor (Ashim Chakravarty - a family friend of ours), the Purser who had served the zone that the passenger was seated (N. Kalidasan) and the NBO based flight dispatcher who flew the weekly NBO-LOS-NBO leg with the aircraft (cant remember his name).

After lengthy negotiations at the highest level, the Indian government succeeded in obtaining their release as well as that of the aircraft. However, many airlines (including AI) pulled out of LOS as a result of this incident.


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