Articles Tagged ‘LOS’

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.

Etihad now serves Lagos in Nigeria from its Abu Dhabi hub

Etihad now serves Lagos in Nigeria from its Abu Dhabi hub

Etihad Airways has launched flights to Nigeria. Now serves Lagos from its hub at Abu Dhabi Airport in the UAE.

Air Nigeria resumes flights between Lagos and Johannesburg

Air Nigeria resumes flights between Lagos and Johannesburg

Air Nigeria takes on Arik Air and SAA between Nigeria and South Africa. Will operate three weekly flights using A330s.


Air Nigeria launches key routes from Lagos to London Gatwick and Johannesburg

Air Nigeria launches key routes from Lagos to London Gatwick and Johannesburg

Air Nigeria now flies to London Gatwick Airport in the UK and Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport in South Africa from Lagos.

FirstNation Airways launches new route to Port Harcourt from Lagos

FirstNation Airways launches new route to Port Harcourt from Lagos

FirstNation Airways now flies from Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, to Port Harcourt, the oil city in the Niger delta.

Rwandair now serves West Africa through Lagos in Nigeria

Rwandair now serves West Africa through Lagos in Nigeria

Rwandair now operates a new route from Kigali in Rwanda to Lagos in Nigeria. The airline’s first West African route is operated three times a week.


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 […]

Continental links oil hubs of Houston, Texas and Lagos, Nigeria

Continental links oil hubs of Houston, Texas and Lagos, Nigeria

Continental starts first ever daily scheduled service between Texas and Africa. Route will be operated by 787s in the future.

Arik Air launches new route to Cotonou, Ouagadougou and Bamako

Arik Air launches new route to Cotonou, Ouagadougou and Bamako

Arik Air now flies from Lagos, Nigeria to Cotonou, Benin, Oagadougou, Burkina Faso and Bamako, Mali.


Arik Air launches new route from Lagos to Luanda

Arik Air launches new route from Lagos to Luanda

Arik Air now flies from Lagos in Nigeria to Luanda in Angola twice-weekly.

Camair-Co launches new route from Douala to Lagos

Camair-Co launches new route from Douala to Lagos

Camair-Co now flies between Douala in Cameroon and Lagos in Nigeria three times a week.

New airline routes launched (10 – 16 May 2011)

New airline routes launched (10 – 16 May 2011)

The last week’s 41 new routes range from a US intra-state service of 360 kilometres to a major 13,800-kilometre intercontinental service. But which new low-cost airline launched operations in the last week? And which network carrier added two new transatlantic routes?