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Nigeria’s Green Africa Airways receives AOC set to start flight operations on August 12th


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Nigeria’s aviation industry is set to receive a new entrant with Green Africa Airways flying to seven (7) predetermined destinations from August 12 following the issuance of an Air Operators Certificate (AOC) by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Captain Musa Nuhu, director general of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has given the airline approval and handed over the certification document at the NCAA headquarters in Abuja following an extensive, five-phase certification process.

AOC deal completed: Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu represented by Director, Airworthiness Standards, Engr. Kayode Isiaka Ajiboye handing the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) to founder Green Africa Babawande Afolabi at the NCAA headquarters in Abuja.

The Director-General represented by Director, Airworthiness Standards, Engr Kayode Isiaka Ajiboye while speaking on the issuance of the AOC said, “We at the NCAA are impressed with Green Africa’s effort and commitment to safely connect many more people across the country and we look forward to the positive contribution that the new airline will bring to the Nigerian aviation industry.”

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Commenting on the major milestone for Green Africa its founder, Babawande Afolabi noted,“This is a watershed moment in our journey to use the power of air travel to create a better future. Thanks to the NCAA, the gTeam, our investors and other stakeholders, Green Africa is now set to start serving customers.”

The airline announced in June that it would serve Lagos (LOS) connecting Akure (AKR), Ilorin (ILR), Abuja (ABV), Owerri (QOW), Port Harcourt (PHC), and Enugu (ENU).

The airline seeking the AOC had previously planned to begin operations on June 24th 2021, a date that was delayed by unforeseen circumstances, according to the airline and regulator..

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