9th Nov 2011, 18:41
After more than a year of gruelling effort, FirstNation Nigeria, successor to the defunct Bellview, received its AOC a week ago. Today, one of its three 5N- registered A320-200s was in action in Lagos, though I cant say if it was a revenue flight. CEO/founder of the two companies remains Kayode Odukoya
15th Jan 2012, 21:42
Which company is that??
Anyone have any info about them?:ok:
17th Jan 2012, 13:03
Kayode Odukoya is said to have sold a hefty stake of his exclusively held Bellview Airlines to a Nigerian ex-state governor, some say for as much as 30 million US dollars, sought a smart new template, and come back as Fisrtnation.
Around the christmas peak period, two of their three 5N- registered A320s were flying passenger services, reportedly on the Lagos- Port Harcourt and -Abuja routes. Fares were competitive and the service was better than the standard fare. At least the staff seemed to try to make the effort.
Whilst Nigerians despair that an ex governor could cough up 30 mil dollars, some point out that he could have saved it in Swiss accounts and fed Europeans with it, but chose to invest it in the local economy. Either way, he keeps the loot-and a swish new airline as well
18th Jan 2012, 10:26
Do you know if they already have the three aircraft operative?One friend of mine received a call to offer a position from First Nation...
I'm currently in Abuja and no too much info about them!!
18th Jan 2012, 13:36
Hi GIVAT, log in to www.flyfirstnation.com and you will find answers to your questions. Ciao