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!
Alitalia (2nd) (Rome) has received approval from the anti-trust regulators to acquire Wind Jet (Catania). However due competitive issues, Alitalia must give five slot pairs of Wind Jet for other carriers. This will be the end of Wind Jet which started operations on June 18, 2003.
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Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord. Airbus A319-113 EI-DVU (msn 660) lines up to land at London (Gatwick).