Following the planned closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja (NAIA), Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Limited has concluded arrangements to divert its Lagos-Abuja fixed-wing charter service via the Minna Airport, in Niger State.
Commencing 8 March, Bristow will operate a daily flight from Lagos to Minna utilizing the Embraer 135 aircraft with 37 seating capacity. At Minna Airport, Bristow will operate a helicopter shuttle service to and from the Abuja airport for its customers.
“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. 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. 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,“ said Bristow Head of Business Development Mayowa Babatunde.