Virgin Nigeria said it was granted US Dept. of Transportation approval to operate transatlantic commercial flights to and from Lagos, pending a signed aviation services agreement between the countries, although the aircraft must be wet-leased from a "duly authorized and properly supervised US or foreign carrier." CEO Conrad Clifford said VK will unveil its schedule "in a few months time." It filed its application in December 2005 and was opposed by some US airlines who claimed it was not a ...

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