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Air Nigeria suspends service

Air Nigeria is the Nigerian airline once known as Virgin Nigeria. Air Nigeria is an Nigerian airline established in June 2010. It's majority shareholder is Dr. Jimoh Ibrahim who bought the ailing airline while it was fallen on troubled times in June 2010. As of the 10th of September 2012, Air Nigeria suspended all services for the next 12 months.

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Base of Operations

Air Nigeria is based in Lagos, Nigeria, at Murtala Mohammed International Airport (LOS).


5 Sep 2012

Air Nigeria announces that all operations will cease for 12 months, flights with Air Nigeria are no longer available.

19 Apr 2012

Air Nigeria announces it will resume flights between Lagos and Johannesburg effective as from May 17 2012.

2 Jun 2010

Nigerian Eagle Airlines changes it's name to Air Nigeria Development Limited which is branded as Air Nigeria.

17 Sep 2009

Virgin Nigeria rebrands to Nigerian Eagle Airlines.

9 Jan 2009

Virgin announces the suspension of all long-haul flights to London Heathrow and Johannesburg O.R Tambo. This came into effect 27 January 2009

19 Aug 2008

Virgin Atlantic announces it's intention to sell it's 49% stake in Virgin Nigeria

28 Sep 2004

The Nigerian Government ini conjunction with Richard Branson's Virgin airlines establish a new Nigerian Airline, called Virgin Nigeria Airways

Flight reviews

22 Dec 2011 Abuja - Lagos flight review (Air Nigeria, Economy Class):

Air Nigeria redeems itself for terrrible service and it all works out in the end.

"... Yey!!! I experienced my worst moment ever yesterday at the Abuja International Airport (Nnamdi Azikwe Int'l Airport). Here's how it happened ..."

"... About 2 hours later, I was informed that "the flight will now leave at 9:40pm and not 9:20pm. 'That's still okay, I thought' I just wanted to touch Lagos. At exactly 9:37pm, a 1 hour delay announcement was made. Some minutes before eleven, *ding dong* 'Attention pleaseā€¦' Another 1 hour delay announcement. At exactly 11:27pm, we were told that the aircraft coming to pick us will arrive at exactly 12am. 12am came and went, we didn't hear the arrival announcement of any aircraft ..."

"... I was compensated with a free ticket back to Abuja which I used on the 2nd of January, 2012. Asides this, I have received numerous phone calls and tweets from the Air Nigeria team (Customer Relations) to console me since this happened ..."

Air Nigeria Abuja to Lagos flight

Passedngers sleep in Air Nigeria Abuja offices
Passengers were forced to sleep in Air Nigeria offices at the Abuja Airport.