Air Nigeria adds its first Airbus A330 as it returns to long-haul flying

Air Nigeria (Lagos) is leasing this Airbus A330-243 registered as SU-GCI (msn 696) from EgyptAir (Cairo). SU-GCI is named “Papa Do” and was leased on May 13, 2012. London (Gatwick) service was restored on May 16 after being suspended in January 2009.

In other news, IFE Services announced it has been selected by Air Nigeria as its in-flight entertainment(IFE) provider.

The agreement covers the provision of entertainment content across the airline’s fleet of A330s. Passengers in business class will be offered a complimentary iPad 3 on which to enjoy Nigerian, classic and latest release Hollywood movies as well as a broad selection of comedy, lifestyle, drama and kids TV shows. Air Nigeria is the first African carrier to offer the iPad 3 to passengers as an in-flight entertainment solution.

In economy class, passengers can enjoy latest release Hollywood movies and a selection of TV shows on the airplanes’ digital mainscreen systems. IFE Services is also producing a new animated safety film for the airline.

Copyright Photo: Terry Wade. SU-GCI is pictured at Gatwick Airport this morning in full colors.

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