Virgin Nigeria, the fully private sector airline of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is beginning operations from London Gatwick into Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.
Flights will operate from Gatwick departing on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays and return on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays into Gatwick. Virgin Nigeria previously operated services from London Heathrow to Lagos.
Graham Keddie, Chief Commercial Officer of Virgin Nigeria, commented:
“We are delighted to be flying from London Gatwick and we see this as a good step in our effort to make travel more accessible for our customers, offering them a whole new experience.
‘‘Gatwick provides our customers with excellent links to London, the North of England, the South coast as well as flight connections of up to 200 destinations around the world.”
All Virgin Nigeria flights between Gatwick and Lagos will be operated by Virgin Nigeria’s modern A340-300 aircraft with a configuration of 40 Business Class, 28 Premium Economy and 187 Economy class. Customers will also be experiencing Virgin Nigeria’s new product which includes a dynamic in-flight entertainment system featuring a Nigerian Channel, Nigerian onboard meals as well as Nigerian Crew.
The launch of flights from London Gatwick into Lagos coincides with the launch of flights from Lagos to Johannesburg, bringing the number of destinations operated by Virgin Nigeria to six in just over a hundred days of flying.
Graham Keddie went on to say: “We have promised our customers constant growth and constant innovation - and that we will deliver.”