« NCAA Warns Pilots On WeatherNigeria: NPF Arrest 20 for Murder of Traditional Ruler »

Etihad Begins Flight To Nigeria

07/08/12

Etihad Begins Flight To Nigeria

*Etihad Begins Flight To Nigeria

By Nosa Osula-Aituamen

Etihad Airways has started its six flights a week service between the airline’s Abu Dhabi home-base and the Nigerian city, Lagos.

To celebrate the new service, and Nigeria’s love of football, Etihad Airways operated its iconic sky-blue A330-200 aircraft, painted in Manchester City Football Club’s famous colours, for the launch flight.

The “Blue Moon Rising” aircraft was greeted by a traditional water canon salute on arrival in Lagos at the city’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

The Etihad Airways delegation was met by H.E. Ibrahim Auwalu, Nigerian Ambassador to the UAE, H.E. Rashed Naser Musabbah Al Dhaheri, the UAE Ambassador to Nigeria, and senior officials from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria. ( Continues below..... )

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

Photo Above: Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria.

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are delighted to launch Etihad Airways flights to Lagos and our first passenger destination in West Africa. This is a momentous occasion in Etihad Airways history as we expand our flight network in Africa and increase ties between the UAE and Nigeria.”

During the visit to Lagos senior Etihad Airways executives will meet government officials and local tourism representatives as well as host an evening reception to celebrate the new flights.

The six flights per week Lagos will be operated by an A330-200 aircraft, configured to carry 22 passengers in Pearl Business class and 240 passengers Coral Economy class.

The service is Etihad Airways builds on the airline’s existing flights to Cairo, Casablanca, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Nairobi and Tripoli. ( Continues below..... )

Airborne Plane

Photo Above: An Airborne Plane

Etihad Airways is lead sponsor of Manchester City Football Club. The “Blue Moon Rising” aircraft was unveiled in 2011 and is one of the many elements of Etihad Airways’ sponsorship of the English Premier League club.

The Etihad Airways logo has been on the Manchester City shirt since 2009 and the airline became naming sponsor of the club’s Etihad Stadium and Campus in August 2011.

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, began operations in 2003, and in 2011 carried 8.3 million passengers. From its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Etihad Airways serves 87 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, with a fleet of 66 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and 100 aircraft on order, including 10 Airbus A380s, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. Etihad Airways also holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia and Aer Lingus. For more information, please visit: www.etihad.com.

Nosa Osula-Aituamen (Aviationreport)

Follow MasterwebNews on Twitter

NIGERIA MASTERWEB DAILY NEWS - Publish Yourself

Nigeria / Africa Masterweb Disclaimer

MASTERWEB HOME - NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS - NIGERIA NEWS HEADLINES - WORLD NEWS HEADLINES

Map of Nigeria

1 comment

Comment from: Kevin Ndubuisi Ukaebi [Visitor]
Kevin Ndubuisi  UkaebiWe welcome Etihad Airways to Nigeria Come August 2012
We hope that Etihad will Compete with Emirates and other International Airline Coming into Nigeria,for best service.

We vwish best of Luck.
Kevin N. Ukaebi
Onitsha Nigeria.
07/14/12 @ 10:41

Leave a comment


Your email address will not be revealed on this site.

Your URL will be displayed.
(Line breaks become <br />)
(Name, email & website)
(Allow users to contact you through a message form (your email will not be revealed.)
This is a captcha-picture. It is used to prevent mass-access by robots.
Please enter the characters from the image above. (case insensitive)
LOG-IN

 Nigerian flag

[ MASTERWEB HOME ]

*Click To Read => How To Daily Keep Abreast of All Nigerian / World News Events

________________

NEWS LINKS

Nigerian Newspapers

Nigeria News Headlines

World News Headlines

Masterweb Reports

News Flash

Libya News Headlines Headlines

Follow MasterwebNews on Twitter

*HOW TO USE NIGERIA MASTERWEB DAILY NEWS BLOG:

(1). To Post Articles:- Click on "Log in" above on the top left hand side of this page, then click on "Register" to set up an account to enable you post articles. Enter required fields including Username, Password and Email Address. You will be required to validate your email. Your membership will be approved 2 to 24 hours after your validation. Thereafter, go to the blog, click on "Log in" and log in and click on "Write" to post articles. *Returning members - click on "Log in" and log in and click on "Write" to post articles. It takes beteween 24 to 72 hours for posted articles to be released by moderators. ( Please note that only news articles can be published here. Unconfirmed reports and controversial articles are not allowed and will not be approved. )

(2). If you do not include your full name in posted articles, they will not be approved and will not be published.

(3). To Read Posted Articles/Blogs:- Just click on any of the "Categories" or "Sub-Categories" below

 Masterweb flag and logo

Search

The requested Blog doesn't exist any more!

Random photo

XML Feeds

powered by b2evolution