First Nation Airways (Lagos) previously suspended all scheduled passenger operations in October 2012. It was previously operating three Airbus A320s which were returned to the lessors.
The African carrier has taken delivery two Airbus A319s (5N-FND, msn 647 and 5N-FNE, msn 660) on lease from ILFC. Both aircraft departed from Dublin on June 29. The airline is planning to resume operations although no start-up has been announced.
Copyright Photo: Greenwing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-113 5N-FND (msn 647) waits at Dublin for the delivery flight.
First Nation Airways (Lagos) suspended scheduled passenger operations in October 2012. It was previously operating three Airbus A320s which were returned to the lessors.
Now the carrier is planning to add two Airbus A319s (5N-FND and 5N-FNE) in order to resume operations.
Copyright Photo: Greenwing. Formerly operated by Air Inter Europe, Air France and Wind Jet, the pictured A319-113 EI-DVD (msn 647) has been painted at Dublin and is pending delivery as 5N-FND. Ironically the jetliner is inscribed with “Success is overcoming many failures” sub-titles on the rear fuselage!
First Nation is a new Nigerian start-up airline founded by the former staff of now defunct Bellview Airlines (Lagos). First Nation intends to offer both domestic and regional scheduled passenger flights.
Copyright Photo: Fred Seggie. Both A320-212 5N-FNA (msn 409) and A320-212 5N-FNB (msn 466) passed through Glasgow on April 9.
First Nation Airways (Lagos) is a new airline in Nigeria that is planning to begin operations. Established as a replacement for defunct Bellview Airlines (Lagos), the upstart was planning to lease three Airbus A320s (msn 409, 466 and 493) from the Aviation Capital Group. The first, A320-212 N409AG (msn 409), was painted in full colors. However all three aircraft remain in storage and the future of the airline remains unclear.
For a picture of the first A320, please click on the blog entry by Aviation in Nigeria: