Discovery Air (Lagos) is another new airline in Nigeria. The first Boeing 737-300 has been painted in this bright color scheme at Southend. Former Virgin Express and Brussels Airlines Boeing 737-36N OO-VEH (msn 28571) is now registered as N571TP with Wells Fargo Bank Northwest. It is due to become 5N-BQO on delivery.
The second aircraft for the new airline is former Western Pacific Airlines (N965WP)/VARIG (PP-VPX)/bmibaby Boeing 737-33R still registered as G-TOYK.
Discovery Air is planning to launch scheduled passenger operations from Lagos to Abuja and Port Harcourt.
According to the airline, Discovery Air was incorporated on July 23, 2008 as a private limited liability company. Discovery Air is “a private sector-driven airline, built from the ground up with the aspiration to become a Nigerian multinational company. We are fully owned by Nigerian shareholders and operating in Nigeria, with Lagos as our hub.”
Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. The first aircraft is tugged from the paint shop at Southend on September 6.