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United Airlines Announces The Start of Lagos, Nigeria Services

This week United Airlines filed flights between Lagos, Nigeria and Washington Dulles from November 29, 2021. Initially, these flights were announced in September 2020, with a scheduled launch date in the Spring of 2021. However, United Airlines received Nigerian government approval for the route to the Nigerian city recently. On the leg from Washington Dulles to Lagos, United Airlines Flight 612 departs at 6:30 P.M. and arrives at 10:40 A.M, for a total flight time of 10 hours and 10…

Nigeria’s Green Africa Airways Slated for June Launch

While most aviation companies have felt the heavy impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, some entrepreneurs in the space have taken the crisis as an opportunity to embark on new ventures. One of the most notable in recent months is Nigeria's Green Africa Airways, a brainchild of a serial entrepreneur Babawande…

Nigeria’s Aging Aircraft Struggle Continues as Government Seeks Increased Control

Nigerian aviation experts are now looking for ways to lessen public concern over the age and safety of the country's airlines' aircraft as government officials are calling them into question, Lagos newspaper Vanguard reported Saturday. The response comes after reports surfaced earlier this week that aircraft of the nation's airlines had…

Africa’s Largest Nation Announces New National Carrier: Nigeria Air

Nigeria Air, a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) airline, will be launched by the end of this year. The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), at a press conference during the Farnborough International Airshow. Senator Sirika said: "I…

Ethiopian Airlines Operates First All-Female Crew Flight in Africa

In a historic feat, Ethiopian Airlines operated the first ever intra-Africa with an all-female crew. The flight, Ethiopian Airlines flight 901, departed from Ethiopia’s capital city Addis Ababa to Lagos, Nigeria. Female flight dispatchers, check-in staff, pilots and cabin crew were all involved for this historic flight. The flight, operated by…