Wednesday, November 11, 2015

British Airways refits B-747 on Lagos-London Route



Lagos, Nigeria, 11th November:  Passengers flying on the British Airways Lagos- London route will now enjoy new improved services on board the British Airways Boeing 747 aircrafts from Mid. January 2016.

The Head of Middle East, Africa and Central Asia Sales for British Airways, Mr Paolo De-Renzis gave the cheering news at a media parleywhich also coincided as his first visit to Nigeria.

Speaking to Journalists, De Renzis said the refit of the aircrafts was one of British Airways many investments to improve the passenger experience on board.

He noted that, “At British Airways, the comfort and satisfaction of our customers is paramount and we are pleased that with the refurbishment, customers flying on the Lagos-London route can enjoy the very best travel experience available on the aircrafts.”

While describing Nigeria as one of the biggest markets for British Airways, he added that the country was very important and strategic to its operations in the region.

On his part, Regional Commercial Manager, West Africa, British Airways, Kola Olayinka while reiterating the commitment of British Airways to enhancing service delivery said, “Our winning streak in the past 80 years since we ventured into the Nigerian market has been the quality of service we offer our loyal customers, our human capacity and our understanding of the Nigerian market.”

Olayinka further expressed, “Our customers are the centre of everything we do, and this modern refit of the 747 aircrafts will allow customers flying on our Lagos-London routes to experience our new improved offerings.

“With a new Club World configuration, new world traveller class seats, and more variety in our inflight entertainment, our customers are in for a treat”


Next year, 2016 would mark 80 years of the leading airline flying in Nigeria. The Leading Airline Company was then operating as Imperial Airways. Its first passenger-carrying flight from Kano took wing in February 1936 and was later extended to Lagos via Kaduna, Minna and Oshogbo in October 1936.