A new Nigeria’s air transport is scheduled to transform the air travel sector with its proposed low-cost carrier to avail Nigerians the chance to experience its full-service features.
According to regulatory sources, the promoters of the carrier are putting finishing touches to secure the Air Operator’s Certification (AOC) from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), an obligatory regulatory prerequisite prior to scheduled carrier take off.
Sources hinted that commencement of flight operations by Green Africa Airways assures to improve the aviation sector with its cutting edge strategy.
In spite of the ongoing pandemic, market analysts agree that the long-term potential in the aviation market remains vibrant.
Last October, Green Africa collaboration with First City Monument Financial Institution (FCMB), yielded $31 million in a mix of standby letter of credit as well as rolling capital.
Green Africa is owned by Babawande Afolabi. Its management includes 2 well-experienced leaders in the global air travel sector, Neil Mills– President/Chief Operating Policeman and Kiran Koteshwar– Principal Financial Officer.
Last December, the airline sent its pilots on a type-rating training. They include Folu Oladipo, primary pilot; Victor Yem, John Ayerume, Stephen Okereke, Ladi Ogun, as well as Israel Eloho.
While Green Africa is yet to disclose its launch and routes networks, the public continues to speculate ahead of its launch which the company says is on track for this year.
According to a source at NCAA, “the airline company is serious. They mean business and also can start quickly, as they are close to obtaining the Air Driver’s Certification (AOC)”.