This was made know yesterday after insinuations that it was winding down its operations on the lucrative route. British carrier Virgin Atlantic Airways said yesterday that it had no plans to pull out of the Lagos-London route.

The statement reads:  [quote_center]“Virgin Atlantic Airways has no plans to pull out of the Lagos route. We are committed to delivering the experience our customers’ love whether they are flying for business or leisure[/quote_center].

A statement by its Marketing and Communications Manager, Kudirat Scott-Igbene, said the airline had been flying in Nigeria in the last 14 years.

“This announcement has no impact on our flying programme and we plan to continue flights between Lagos and London. After 14 years flying the route, we remain committed to servicing Nigerians, whether it be for business, family or leisure.”