Articles Tagged ‘Lagos’

Royal Air Maroc has 22 international African destinations this week

Royal Air Maroc has 22 international African destinations this week

Royal Air Maroc revolves around its international African network, which is down from 28 destinations YOY.  Abidjan is its most-served city this week.

Bumper route launches in the run up to Christmas 2020

Bumper route launches in the run up to Christmas 2020

Air Canada begins Toronto – Doha, American launches TWO routes from Daytona Beach, Wizz Air starts Gibraltar, and MANY more.

Air Peace launches Lagos to Johannesburg

Air Peace launches Lagos to Johannesburg

Nigeria’s Air Peace began Lagos to Johannesburg on 17 December. It has no direct competition until South African resumes it from 1 February. 


Qatar Airways to begin Abuja; it’ll serve 26 African airports in 2021

Qatar Airways to begin Abuja; it’ll serve 26 African airports in 2021

Qatar Airways to begin Abuja, just a few days after being announced. Operating via Lagos in both directions, it’ll be its third city in West Africa.

United Airlines' big long-haul expansion with 5 routes to Africa + India; P2P demand of 524,000

United Airlines’ big long-haul expansion with 5 routes to Africa + India; P2P demand of 524,000

As United Airlines unveils multiple new routes, as it redeploys 2021 capacity from Europe, we explore them and the US – India and US – Africa markets.   

Lagos Airport set for growth in 2018 thanks to 7.4% rise in annual capacity; comes on the back of traffic falling below seven million

Lagos Airport set for growth in 2018 thanks to 7.4% rise in annual capacity; comes on the back of traffic falling below seven million

Lagos Airport is the leading gateway to Nigeria, with it handling over six million passengers in 2016 and 2017. However, Lagos looks set to see a resurgence this summer, having witnessed cuts for three consecutive years. Jonathan Ford informs on the recent history of one of Africa’s busiest airports. 


Lagos sees capacity decline of 13%; demise of Air Nigeria and problems at Dana Air impact traffic

Lagos sees capacity decline of 13%; demise of Air Nigeria and problems at Dana Air impact traffic

Nigeria’s civil aviation faces on-going challenges. Passenger numbers grew rapidly between 2006 and 2011, but safety issues and the demise of Air Nigeria have brought growth to a halt. Internationally, Etihad Airways is the most recent carrier to launch inter-continental services to Africa’s fourth busiest airport.

Nigeria's changing aviation landscape; Arik Air now dominates as FirstNation becomes latest start-up

Nigeria’s changing aviation landscape; Arik Air now dominates as FirstNation becomes latest start-up

Nigeria and the UK have recently had a bit of a spat about flights between the two countries, with Nigeria wanting to fine BA and Virgin for alleged price fixing. But how has Nigeria’s air transport market developed in the last three years? How quickly has traffic grown and which new airlines are making their […]

Nigeria’s local market is highly competitive; Arik Air to launch London services with A340

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusNigeria’s airports handle over eight million passengers annually, dominated by Lagos and Abuja. But who are the leading players in the local and regional market? Fast-growing Arik Air will soon become the fifth carrier to serve the London market, but where else offers direct services to Nigeria?