1977/78 Flashback: Nigeria Airways to USA

Last week Virgin Nigeria and Bellview Airlines received operating licence to the US, which is a further step to restore direct air service between the two countries.

Nigeria Airways in the Winter 1977/78 season operated 3 weekly flights to the US. Schedule as following.

Lagos – Accra – Monrovia – New York JFK effective 15JAN78
WT862 ACC2100 – 2050ACC2150 – 2340ROB0040+1 – 0510+1JFK D10 2
WT863 JFK1600 – 0545+1ROB0645+1 – 0835+1ACC0935+1 – 1125+1LOS D10 4

Lagos – Monrovia – New York JFK return via Abidjan
WT961 LOS2200 – 2315ROB0030+1 – 0530+1JFK 707 6
WT960 JFK1830 – 0815+1ROB0920+1 – 1035+1ABJ1130+1 – 1355+1LOS 707 5

Lagos – Monrovia – Port of Spain – Miami effective 15JAN78
WT864 LOS2100 – 2215ROB2330 – 0310+1POS0410+1 – 0650+1MIA D10 5
WT865 MIA1200 – 1630POS1715 – 0430+1ROB0530+1 – 0845+1LOS D10 7