hani
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Nigeria 747-300 To LHR

Sat Nov 17, 2001 12:45 am


Hi folks,
The Nigerian press is suggesting that Nigeria Airways is flying to London Heathrow with Boeing 747-300 wet leased from Air Atlanta.
Also, the carriers' PR manager was quoted as saying they will resume ops to Dubai and Jeddah on Nov. 25 (2ice weekly).
Any validity in these reports???
Regards,
Hani
 
covert
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RE: Nigeria 747-300 To LHR

Tue Nov 20, 2001 6:06 am

i know that wt295 flies to heathrow t3 3 times a week with a 747. i do not know if they have stopped...
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Guest

RE: Nigeria 747-300 To LHR

Tue Nov 20, 2001 6:34 am

Aren't these Virgin flights using leased Air Atlanta 747s?

I don't think Nigeria has any of its 747s, this past summer at JFK, flights to LOS used SAA 744s sometimes with SAA titles and sometimes with joint South African and Nigeria Airways titles.
 
Guest

RE: Nigeria 747-300 To LHR

Tue Nov 20, 2001 6:36 am

I'm sorry they were 743s not -400s.
 
covert
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RE: Nigeria 747-300 To LHR

Tue Nov 20, 2001 6:47 am

my friend, the faa does not have confidence in nigerian registered aircraft, do you remember some years ago wt once flew to jfk?
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asgeirs
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RE: Nigeria 747-300 To LHR

Tue Nov 20, 2001 8:46 pm

According to the press here in Iceland, Air Atlanta Icelandic and Nigeria Airways have made a six month contract which involves that Air Atlanta Icelandic will operate domestic flights between some Nigerian cities as well as international flight from Lagos to London, Dubai and Jedda (and back of course). The contract can be extended another six months if Nigeria Airways is interested in doing so.

The flights will be operated using Boeing 747-300 aircrafts.
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1stspotter
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RE: Nigeria 747-300 To LHR

Tue Nov 20, 2001 10:27 pm

At Manston a Boeing 747 of Air Atlanta was seen with Nigeria Airways titles and a small logo on the tail. Fuselage is all white. Registration is TF-ATS
 
lxlgu
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RE: Nigeria 747-300 To LHR

Tue Nov 20, 2001 10:53 pm

The first flight is on Thursday
Lagos/Port Harcourt/Heathrow arriving 1905 and
will depart that evening-in and out of Terminal 3
They will have flights 3 times weekly TUE/THU/SAT
Saturdays will be direct
Thursdays via Port Harcourt
Tuesdays via Abuja
Configuration 12F 54J 340 Y
They will also operate once a week to Jeddah via Kano
and Dubai via Kano

The SAA/Nigerian flight to New York is still in place
and operates 3 times weekly

Best Wishes
Tony
 
hani
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RE: Nigeria 747-300 To LHR

Fri Nov 30, 2001 1:59 pm

Asgiers,

Is Air Atlanta Icelandic using the 747 to fly the domestic flights as well? Are you sure they're contracted to operate domestic flights? with what
a/c types?

Would appreciate info on this,

Thanks

Hani
 
lxlgu
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RE: Nigeria 747-300 To LHR

Fri Nov 30, 2001 2:36 pm

Hi Hani!
Air Atlanta is only operating the 747-300 flights
internally as part of the international flight to London
and Dubai
They do however have traffic rights LAGOS/KANO/LAGOS and LAGOS/PORT HARCOURT/LAGOS

Cheers

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