flitemax

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Joined Airliners.net: 8 years 9 months 24 days ago (August 6, 2007)
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Pedestrian bridge as seen from arrivals curb.
Going back down to the road level. Notice the drop off canopy, a half-sincere attempt at contemporary architecture. But remember, we're in Nigeria. Good contractors are not easy to come by.
Active construction site of the airport's future 4-star hotel
A view of Terminal 2 from the pedestrian bridge. It's not a bad start to private participation in Nigerian airport buildings.
This pedestrian bridge leads passengers to the parking building, for enhanced security/vehicular flow
Exit doors
Check-in close-up 2
Check-in close up. Notice that Nigerians do NOT travel light.
Overview of departures check-in, shopping, and security point. Above are airline offices and other administrative spaces.
Going up to a higher level (boarding gates) just to explore - while my driver waits, poor chap
Today's departures between 1200-1700
An overview of departure hall at Terminal 2.
Virgin Nigeria 737-300 in Gate 1, adjacent the baggage reclaim area at the end of the terminal.
Designated area for customs/immigration. Aero runs about 2-4 international departures daily from Lagos - and rising.
Aviobridge interior
Looking on the other side, an Aero 737-400
Apron service
Apron
An Arik 737-700 arriving after us
Aviobridge
Terminal 2 - Inaugurated in August 2007
Flaps Up = Vacating Runway
A look towards the international terminal reveals Bellview 737-200/767-200, Virgin Nigeria 737-300, and Virgin Atlantic A340-500
Touch down.
Lagos, one of the most chaotic places on earth. In a way, its chaos is also its order....
Final Approach to 18L
Lagos State scenery...
Africainvestor Magazine - The Official inflight magazine of Aero (joint publication program)
Aero's refreshments today: I chose apple juice along with the cashew nuts
Goodbye "Tokunbo" Airlines
BA was among the first to link Abuja to the world. Their 777 taxiing by
DANA Air - The "Smart" Way To Fly (huh?)
"Just Click" campaign - Would go a long way to save costs...
Oceanic Bank "Experience Peace" - Very powerful message in Nigeria
Cabi view
What a Beauty, this -500
Abuja Domestic Terminal - Passenger Waiting Hall
My 10:30 flight is confirmed by Aero's humble check-in desk
Abuja Domestic Terminal Interior 2
A view of Abuja ramp: Aero 737-500 and Dana MD-83
A FAAN trolley, while I waited for the driver.
Arik's competitor, Virgin Nigeria, welcomes you to Abuja, Nigeria's federal capital
A look back...
An area of the baggage reclaim area reserved for domestic traffic (Arik and Virgin's)
FAAN's Cobus 3000 waiting for us
Full stop - Everyone stood up in a flash.
A line up of Virgin 737s. Virgin is Arik's main competitor.
VIP ramp, with Nigerian presidential 737.700
Domestic zone of the main ramp - 2 Virgin Nigeria 737's in view
Touched down in Abuja
Finals
Our shadow
Descent to Abuja 1
OK, I'm winglet-obsessed
More flirts from Arik: I got 2 snacks and yes - hot coffee!
Cabin view
Cruising over Nigeria's Eastern region
Arik Air washroom
Customized Arik interior.
The largest flag in Africa. I saw it from close, it is HUGE.
A reminder we're in Arik's 737-700s!
Birds, hundreds of them, all over the airfield...
Prior to taxiing
B737-700 5N-MJF Queen of Angels
Margate Ekpo Calabar International Airport (Pausing to catch my breath!!!)
More of the same at Nigerian airports: Glo ads and meatpie vendors!
Calabar Airport - Departure Passenger Waiting Hall
Arik Air Ticketing Office - CBQ Airport
MTN Nigeria "Stay Connected - Recharge Card.
Aero ticketing office, where I bought my upcoming Abuja-Lagos flight.
The terminal from the street. It's totally branded "Glo" The Nigerian wireless network.
View of the same aircraft, but from Aero's ticketing office which I visited before I went to town.
Panoramic view of our 737-300 after arrival in Calabar.
Aero running away from us!!! It later roared into the sky as i was walking on the ramp towards the terminal.
Close-up of the Aero 737-500.
Reverse thrust active and view towards Calabar terminal and Aero 737-500.
Candy, made in Enugu State, Nigeria
I was served this cake and tea at my request. The cake was quite good - moist in the inside.
Safety Card.
Cruise.
Climbing to FL 310.
Airborne.
Arik 737-700 and Dana MD-83 behind us for takeoff rwy 18L - Reopened at last.
Chanchangi 737-200 ahead of us.
Arik Niger Fokker 50 - not in service yet.
The captain inspecting the aircraft.
Switched seats when realized the active runway is 18L, for a better view of the domestic terminals.
Arik Air DASH-8-300 waiting for its morning assignment.
Interior view.
Seated in 7F.
Boarding has started - Everyone was calm and orderly.
Arik Air CRJ-900
5N-MJA - are you ready for me?
Nope - this IS our aircraft - 5N-MJA 737-300.
More passengers coming out of GAT to board the minivan which will take us to the plane.
OK so this is our plane? We parked here for a minute, the driver realized he made a mistake.
Gate 2 (only 2 gates exist in this small "terminal"!!)
Menu.
A view of the 2 modest snackbars in the GAT old domestic terminal.
A local reading The Punch, very popular newspaper in Nigeria.
MMA International Departure Check-in Area, notice Arik Air and Virgin counters.
Source: Iberia Mantenimiento e ingenieria
Source: Switala & Associates Architects
DANA Airlines MD-83 5N-DAL
MMA Terminal 2 - Departure Hall (seats 1000)
MMA Terminal at night
MMA Terminal 2 _ Checkin
Arik Air Route Network, Sep. 2007
Cheesy cake! i wonder it tasted good :)
Current time: 17:21 (My Sama 17:55 flight still not listed!)
Sama 737-300 HZ-DMO arrived late (1 hr) from oustation
SV EMB-170
Afternoon ramp overview
Kudu closed for prayers.
Interior of terminal (RUH)
RUH Airport Mosque
Ramp overview while taxiing to parking stand 38
Our parking stand : No 38
This one is imported from Jebel Ali, UAE
Lettuce, tomatoes, and even mayonnaiss, all mentioned in the menu, missing.
My breakfast...disappointed...
Airborne
Cleared for takeoff...
Pushback...
Menu du jour. *looks* good.
Huh?!
SAMA Logo on backrest.
Legroom is not bad.
Welcome onboard!
SV 777
Gate 123
Our aircraft HZ-CJB
More Sama ads... SR 69 to Riyadh. Now that's cheap!
Sama check-in counters. Notice the panelized retrofit.
Check-in counters DMM
Terminal approaches...
Sama ad near the airport
Dunes, dunes, and more dunes :)
Airport Exit coming up...
Driving through Khobar at 06:00

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