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BA/Nigeria Airways B742 Replaced With B777

Sun Dec 24, 2000 2:05 am

British Airways and Nigeria Airways have agreed the B742 aircraft currently operating the LHR-LAGOS flight will soon be replaced with a British Airways B777-200ER
 
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RE: BA/Nigeria Airways B742 Replaced With B777

Sun Dec 24, 2000 2:37 am

I believe the 742 that was flying the route has already been repainted in BA's standard color scheme. I think the aircrafts registration is G-BDXB.
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RE: BA/Nigeria Airways B742 Replaced With B777

Sun Dec 24, 2000 3:02 am

The route already has been replaced with a 777. The 742 that was on the route is now the only, and will be the only, 747-236 in the Union Flag colours. It also carries additional "Dreamland" titles, as this plane brought sick children to Disney World in Florida.


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RE: BA/Nigeria Airways B742 Replaced With B777

Sun Dec 24, 2000 4:35 am

Has the 777 be painted in Nigeria Airways colors, or is it still flying around in BA colors?
 
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RE: BA/Nigeria Airways B742 Replaced With B777

Sun Dec 24, 2000 5:19 am

I've heard that BA may drop Lagos because of the cost of operating there. They will continue, and possibly upgrade the Abuja route, but Lagos is proving difficult politically. There is a row brewing between the Nigerian government and the UK authorities about this. Remember that the route has only recently got off the ground after a ban by the UK on Nigerian aircraft because of issues surrounding maintenance.