Sky line, the new Nigerian airline set up by Israel's Arkia, has begun operations on domestic services.

The new carrier, which is operating two de Havilland Dash 7 turboprops leased from Arkia, launched services on 22 June, from Lagos to Port Harcourt.

Arkia, Israel's largest private airline, has formed the carrier in conjunction with Balton, a subsidiary of Koor, which is Israel's largest industrial concern and holds a shareholding in Arkia.

Sky Line was established in July last year by Arkia and Isle of Man -registered Balton (Flight International, 5-11 August).

Arkia operates 12 de Havilland Dash 7s, three ATR 72-500s, four Boeing 737-200s and a 757-200 on regional scheduled services and international charter flights. The airline is replacing the Dash 7s with ATR 72s and is phasing out the four-engined aircraft.

Source: Flight International