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Green Africa Airways: The New Airline That Would Begin Operations In Nigeria Soon




Green Africa Airways is set to commence operations in Nigeria.

Regulatory sources hinted that promoters of the carrier are putting finishing touches to secure the Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), a mandatory regulatory prerequisite before any scheduled carrier could take off.

Sources hinted that commencement of flight operations by Green Africa Airways promises to reshape the aviation industry. This is as the airline comes with its state-of-the-art aircraft.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, industry analysts agree that the long-term potential in the aviation market remains vibrant.

Experts say the right business model, fleet, and value proposition, new entrants can capture the attractive market opportunities.

Babawande Afolabi is the owner of the airline. Green Africa Airways

Green Africa Airways

Last October, Green Africa had formed a strategic partnership with First City Monument Bank (FCMB). The partnership yielded $31 million in a combination of standby letter of credit and rolling working capital.  Green Africa Airways

Its leadership team includes two well-experienced leaders in the global aviation industry. They include, Neil Mills – President/Chief Operating Officer and Kiran Koteshwar – Chief Financial Officer.

Last December, the airline sent its pilots on a type-rating training. They include: Folu Oladipo, chief pilot; Victor Yem, John Ayerume, Stephen Okereke, Ladi Ogun, and Israel Eloho.

While Green Africa is yet to provide information about its launch and routes networks, the public continues to speculate ahead of its launch which the company says is on track for this year. Green Africa Airways

Green Africa Airways

The company continues to scale-up the manpower required for the start of operations.  Some of the new recruited cabin crew members include Adefolabi Ogunnaike, Rosemary Uagbor, Afolabi Modupe, Juliana Aku, Aderounmu Yetunde, Okere Ijeoma, Chieke Immaculate, and Abimbola Segun. n Africa Airways

According to a source at  NCAA, “the airline is serious. They mean business and could start soon, as they are close to acquiring the Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC)”. Green Africa Airways

This stance corroborates the statement of the Director-General of NCAA late last year when he said the country could witness more four airlines in 2021. Green Africa Airways

Green Africa is anchored by a group of senior industry leaders led by Tom Horton, former Chairman & CEO of American Airlines, Wale Adeosun, Founder & CEO of Kuramo Capital, William Shaw, CEO of InterJet, Virasb Vahidi, former CCO of American Airlines and Gbenga Oyebode, Founder & Chairman of Aluko & Oyebode. Green Africa Airways is an authoritative car blog in Nigeria. Its objective is to get Nigerians and a wider audience to be more informed about automobiles, the automotive sector and transport infrastructure. Over the years, we have been instrumental in creating immeasurable public awareness about automobiles and their maintenance, safety and traffic laws, amongst others. ...Your mobility, our priority. NK

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