9/17/2009: Virgin Nigeria Becomes Nigerian Eagle Airlines

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, Virgin Nigeria Airways (VK) announced that it would rebrand itself as Nigerian Eagle Airlines in 2009.

After flag-carrier Nigeria Airways (WT) went bankrupt in 2003, the country’s government looked at establishing a new national airline. The Virgin Group and Nigerian investors worked together to create VK, established on September 28, 2004.

Virgin Nigeria operated a varied fleet, including the Airbus A320, A330, and A340, Boeing 767 and 737, as well as the Fokker 50 and later the Embraer E190. Photo: Arpingstonepublic domain

Maiden Flight

Operations commenced on June 28, 2005, read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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