British Airways and Nigeria Airways announced today ( September 29) that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will enable the Nigerian carrier to resume links between London and Lagos.
Under the agreement - which has the approval of the UK and Nigerian authorities - a three-times-a-week Boeing 747-400 service is proposed from Heathrow, starting November 3.
The proposed new service will be operated by British Airways in co-operation with Nigeria Airways from Heathrow’s Terminal 3. Flights will leave London on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays evenings, returning to London the following day.
Nigeria Airways Chief Executive and Managing Director Alhaji Jani Ibrahim said: ” We look forward to working with British Airways in this exciting new venture. This agreement marks a new chapter in our long relationship with British Airways. It also comes a time of improving relations between our two countries.”
David Noyes, British Airways’ Director for Africa, Middle East and UK, said: “We very
much look forward to operating this new service in co-operation with Nigeria Airways and providing customers with an improved choice of services between London and Lagos.”