Ahead Abuja Airport Closure: Bristow Routes Lagos-Abuja Charter Flight Via Minna
…Provides Dedicated Helicopter Shuttle Operations Between Minna And Abuja
Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Limited has stated that it would continue to offer its Lagos-Abuja fixed-wing charter service via Minna Airport during the closure of the only runway at Nnamdi Azikwe Airport(NAA)Abuja by the Federal Government to effect a comprehensive repairs.
Bristow’s proactive step to route its chartered flight via Minna is coming few days to the commencement of the repair work at Abuja Airport
As a result of that, the entity stated that beginning from March 8,2017, Bristow would operate a daily flight from Lagos to Minna utilising an Embraer 135 aircraft with 37 seating capacity.
At Minna Airport, Bristow will operate a helicopter shuttle service to and from Abuja airport for its customers.
Speaking on the operation to Minna, Bristow Head of Business Development Mayowa Babatunde said, “After several safety and operational reviews, we are pleased with the state of the runway and conditions of the Minna Airport located in Niger State, North Central Nigeria. We will use Minna to continue the provision of seamless charter air travel to Abuja for corporate and business organisations. We want to assure our clients of a continuous impeccable flight service for which the Bristow brand is synonymous.”
It stated that from the Minna Airport, Bristow would provide helicopter shuttle services to the VIP wing of the Abuja International Airport, adding that two Bristow helicopters, a Sikorsky S-92 and S-76, with the capacity to fly 19 and 12 passengers respectively, would provide shuttle services between Minna Airport and Abuja International Airport.
Bristow introduced fixed-wing charter services to cater for the business traveller across Nigeria in November 2015.
Starting with the Lagos – Port Harcourt route and recently expanding the service to include the Lagos – Abuja route, Bristow’s fixed-wing service is further evidence of its commitment to Nigeria and its continuing effort to provide reliable and safe services to its customers.
The airline urged companies or individuals that require further information on the Lagos – Abuja/Lagos – Port Harcourt services or other charter services in general should contact Bristow’s Business Development team at: Business.DevLagos@bristowgroup.com