Lagos - Nigeria's largest commercial airline, Arik Air has operated the first Nigerian registered commercial aircraft to the United States in two decades. The company operated its scheduled Lagos-New York flight on Monday night using an A330-200 aircraft with registration 5N-JID.
The feat was made more outstanding as the flight was staffed and operated by a Nigerian crew, reports Leadership.
Captain Ado Sanusi, Arik Air’s senior vice president, Operations/deputy managing director, said the latest milestone was the result of an almost three-year preparation, during which time the airline received the Part 129 approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
He said the feat is a major achievement, not only for Arik Air, but for Nigerian aviation in general.
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