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Nigeria Airways Considering Own Aircraft  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 391 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1505 times:

According to justplanes WT are considering a 767-300 and two 737-300 due to realease of funds by the aviation ministry, teh 767 would also allow the carrier to servve the US on their own Smile

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User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1477 times:

No it wouldn't - WT don't have ETOPs certification!  Insane

User currently offlineEwrffvs From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1472 times:

And of course there most likely will be one of two outcomes in a few years.

1. Fall behind on lease payments (or stop paying entirely) and the lessor repossesses the aircraft.

2. Run aircraft into the ground and park it on the tarmac somewhere at LOS to rot.

User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2905 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1455 times:

Ewrffvs, you're a cynic! (But probably you're right  Smile/happy/getting dizzy )

User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3170 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1444 times:
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Oh come on people... Isn't Nigeria supposed to be on the forward section of its one step forward/two steps back march into the future? What's wrong with them flying a nice aircraft until it's repossessed?

Any news on whether or not the country will disintegrate into ethnic violence?

User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

This summer they flew with South African Airways on flights from LOS to JFK, and I remember those flights as being pretty packed.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16525 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

Nigeria (the country) could have been a world power by now. At independence, it had the same PCI as South Korea. Even with $B of petroleum, it remains a backward barbaric crime-ridden hell hole. The airline of course has faired no better.

I agree of course with all of the above commentary. Nothing cynical about predicting the future operations of NA based on experience. I agree.....possibly some late model 742s or 743, maybe a couple of A340's.....reinauguration of LHR/CDG/FRA/JFK etc with much fanfare....then extremely poor on-time performance, losses, repossession etc.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1748 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

SA still operates LOS-JFK V.V., 3x weekly.

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