DOT APPROVES WORLD AIRWAYS’ SERVICE TO NIGERIA
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday granted World Airways’ application to fly between the United States and Nigeria.
World Airways will provide the first direct U.S. carrier service to Nigeria under the bilateral open-skies agreement signed by the two nations in August 2000.
“This new service is an indicator of the growing and deepening aviation relationship between the United States and the nations of Africa,” Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta said.
The airline plans to begin service with three weekly flights in April to Lagos from Atlanta, Baltimore or New York, and add a fourth flight by April 2003.
The United States has open-skies agreements with 53 nations worldwide; 10 of them are with African countries.