ValueJet (VK, Lagos) took delivery of its first aircraft - two CRJ900s - on May 20, 2022, as it inches towards launch as Nigeria's newest low-cost carrier.

5N-BXS (msn 15113) and 5N-BXT (msn 15117), 15.5-year-old ex-Air Nostrum sisterships, were ferried from maintenance at Valencia Manises via Tamanrasset to Lagos. They remained parked at Lagos, awaiting proving flights and certification of ValueJet

"This is one of the many defining steps in ValueJet’s anticipated milestones. Performance, safety, and comfort informed the choice of our aircraft selection. With a track record of safety, ValueJet will deploy these aircraft for regional flight services once we have completed all mandatory processes and secured AOC approvals," Managing Director Omololu Majekodunmi said.

The airline expects delivery of its third unit of the type - 5N-BXR (msn 15080), ex-Lufthansa CityLine stock - "in the nearest future".

ValueJet originally targeted A320s for launch but later changed its plans to the smaller Bombardier Aerospace regional jets.