Green Africa Airways to commence services on 12 August, after securing air operator’s certificate. The airline, will operate a fleet of ATR turboprops, had been intending to start services in June, but was forced to postpone the inaugural flights after delays to obtaining its AOC.
Green Africa states that the Nigerian civil aviation authority awarded the AOC on 9 August, and that it will commence a “soft launch” of its schedule “immediately”. According to the Airline Chief, Babawande Afolabi “This is a watershed moment in our journey to use the power of air travel to create a better future”.
The carrier states that it successfully completed all five phases of the application process for its AOC. Nigerian CAA Director General Musa Nuhu says the authority is “impressed” with Green Africa’s efforts. “We look forward to the positive contribution that the new airline will bring to the Nigerian aviation industry,” he adds.