Having reached its first 100 days in business, ValueJet (VK, Lagos) is now setting its sights on entering Nigeria's domestic air cargo industry, according to Managing Director Omololu Majekodunmi.

In a statement marking the occasion, Majekodunmi disclosed that ValueJet expects delivery of three CRJ200 converted freighters in the third quarter of 2023, claiming it would be the first such freighter operation in West Africa, according to The Travel Port news site.

ch-aviation has reached out to ValueJet for more details.

The airline, which started passenger operations out of Lagos in October 2022, currently operates three CRJ900s: two owned CRJ900s and one CRJ900LR leased from Lufthansa, according to the ch-aviation fleets module.

"At our 100 days, we have been able to stabilise our operation, understand the market, and make inputs on passengers' preferred time of travel demands into our schedule," said Majekodunmi.

Route expansion would be gradual. "We would like to maintain and concentrate on the six stations, Lagos, Abuja, Benin City, Asaba, Port Harcourt Awolowo, and Jos, with an on-time departure above 95%. We are keeping our eyes on Akure, Yola, Kano, and Gombe. Those are destinations with great potential. The airline's vision remains the focal point, that is, making flying affordable for everyone," he said.