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US airline launches New York-Lagos service

Published: 17-JUL-06

Lagos - North American Airlines would next week begin scheduled non-stop flights between Nigeria and New York, an official at the Nigerian aviation ministry said on Friday.

�North American Airlines has been officially cleared to operate flights into and out of Nigeria,� said Sam Adurogboye, spokesman of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.
He said the first flight would take place on July 17, but declined to give further details.

The airline's website said the company, a subsidiary of World Air Holdings Inc, would on Monday launch a scheduled service between Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

It would operate three weekly flights each way, using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
Lagos would be the third African city served by the airline, after Accra and Banjul, the website said.

The airline was said to be looking at other areas where it could invest. -AFP

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