Thursday, October 3, 2013

► NIGERIA: FirstNation Airways resumes operations with Lagos - Abuja flights.

first nation logoNigerian domestic carrier, First Nation Airways (FRN), has resumed operations with its maiden flight between Lagos and Abuja on September 30. Flights are onboard the airline's fleet of two A319s, leased from the International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC).

First Nation Airways of Nigeria A319 in Dublin, Ireland
First Nation Airways of Nigeria A319 in Dublin (n707pm)
FirstNation Airways (FRN): Lagos - Abuja
-Eff 30SEP
  • FRN0102 LOS 0830 - 0950 ABV 319 D
  • FRN0108 LOS 1545 - 1710 ABV 319 123457
  • FRN0103 ABV 1050 - 1210 LOS 319 D
  • FRN0109 ABV 1800 - 1910 LOS 319 123457
FirstNation was founded by the staff of Bellview Airlines (B3) in 2009 following that carrier's demise. However, liquidity problems forced FirstNation to suspend flights last year after its fleet of three A320s was repossessed by lessors, the Aviation Capital Group.