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Nigeria’s Green Africa Airways Will Receive Its First Three Airbus A220 Aircrafts In August




Nigeria’s newest airline, Green Africa Airways, will receive its first three Airbus A220 aircrafts in August 2020. This will allow it to launch commercial operations this year, after delaying its launch in 2019.


Last week, Nigeria’s newest airline, Green Africa Airways, announced it has signed an MoU with Airbus to buy 50 A220-300s.

According to European aircraft maker, Airbus, Green Africa Airways order is the largest ever from the African continent.

But these aircrafts, which are due to be delivered over the coming years, won’t stop the airline from launching its service this year after announcing today that it has leased three A220-300 from GTLK Europe.

All the leased aircrafts are brand new, and will be delivered by August 2020. The leased planes will allow Green Africa to launch commercial operations this year, after delaying its launch in 2019.

Green Africa’s CEO Babawande Afolabi said in a statement today that it has :

“Secured inaugural fleet with GTLK Europe that will help bridge the gap between now and when our Airbus order book starts delivering next year. The Team is beyond excited … and laser focused on getting Green Africa into the sky in 2020.”

In a statement regarding the leased aircraft, GTLK Europe CEO, Roman Lyadov, highlighted how important the aircrafts are to the airline’s plans.

“We are delighted to be able to provide Green Africa with its very first aircraft which will equip Green Africa with the capacity it needs for launch in 2020.”

Last year, Green Africa Airways placed an order for 50 Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts. But the worldwide grounding of the troubled model prevented its delivery.

It’s still unclear whether the Green Africa Airways has canceled its existing order for 50 Boeing MAX aircrafts.

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