I travelled to Abuja the capital of Nigeria for the first time! It was a sudden and unplanned trip but it was quite enjoyable. The flight time was around 6hrs which is nice, as Abuja is not too far from England at a distance of around 3000miles.
I did experience some quirks such as: my outbound and inbound flights being served by exactly the same plane, BA’s 777-200ER G-VIIK. This is the first time I have experienced this. Also on my return trip, we parked at a remote stand at LHR and for the first time I did not use a jet-bridge while deplaning. I also had to extend my trip but BA’s staff in Abuja were commendable in sorting it out for me.
Abuja’s airport did have some negatives but it is currently undergoing renovation so I hope it improves in the future but the staff were very professional and polite and the security was tight.