Abuja airport closure: Bristow to route Lagos-Abuja charter flight via Minna

Bristow-330x242By Sade Williams

Bristow Helicopters management said on Thursday it will continue to offer its Lagos-Abuja fixed-wing charter service via Minna Airport during the closure of the runway at Abuja Airport.


Commencing 8 March 2017, Bristow said it will 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.


Commenting on the development, Bristow Head of Business Development Mayowa Babatunde stated, “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 corporates and business organisations. We want to assure our clients of a continuous impeccable flight service for which the Bristow brand is synonymous.”


From the Minna Airport, Bristow will provide helicopter shuttle services to the VIP wing of the Abuja International Airport.


He explained that two Bristow helicopters, a Sikorsky S-92 and S-76, with the capacity to fly 19 and 12 passengers respectively, will provide shuttle services between Minna Airport and Abuja International Airport.


Bristow said it 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.


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

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