Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,619,352 members, 6,102,896 topics. Date: Saturday, 16 January 2021 at 07:34 PM

New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations - Politics - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations (27026 Views)

3 Modular Refineries To Begin Operations In 2019 — Kachikwu / 2019: Three Modular Refineries To Begin Operations- Kachikwu / Nigeria’s New National Airline To Commence Operation This Year – Minister (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (Reply) (Go Down)

New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by ijustdey: 3:21pm On Jan 13
• Plans Nigeria’s maiden low-cost carrier
By Kelvin Osa-Okunbor
Nigeria’s air transport is set to experience a revolution as a proposed low-cost carrier – Green Africa Airways – is set to commence operations. It has already reached the final stage of certification.

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 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.

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

Green Africa is owned by Babawande Afolabi. Its leadership team includes two well-experienced leaders in the global aviation industry, Neil Mills – President/Chief Operating Officer and Kiran Koteshwar – Chief Financial Officer.

The planned unveiling of its crew uniform tagged “The Runway” will be made public soon.

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.

The company continues to scale-up the manpower required for the start of operations and some of the new recruited cabin crew members (Adefolabi Ogunnaike, Rosemary Uagbor, Afolabi Modupe, Juliana Aku, Aderounmu Yetunde, Okere Ijeoma, Chieke Immaculate, and Abimbola Segun) were also recently sent for type-rating training.

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)”.

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 being confident of all its scheduled plans, has given out 24 free tickets during the December 2020 promotion tagged “This the season to gift”.

A cross-section of their social media pages shows various winners, all from different walks of life which shows the airline is for everyone, including those that take road transportation.

This is a daring step that most airlines around the world take only when they are already in operations. This feat is a stamp of commitment to get into the air as soon as possible.

Before COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, Green Africa ordered fifty A220-300s from Airbus and also committed to leasing an additional three of the aircraft type from leasing company, GTLK Europe. This was in February 2020.

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.
https://thenationonlineng.net/new-nigerian-airline-to-begin-operations/

12 Likes 2 Shares

Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by southniyikaye(m): 3:22pm On Jan 13
Another scam pro max

Well people have quoted me and I see reason in what they said..
We pray this works out and doesn't turn another scam like the Nigerian airways they overhyped..

48 Likes 5 Shares

Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by LegendHero(m): 3:46pm On Jan 13
southniyikaye:
Another scam pro max

This is a private investment and these guys secured a contract for the order of 50 A220 aircraft from Airbus last year.

Below is the link from Airbus official website.
https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2020/02/airbus-and-green-africa-announce-strategic-partnership-with-mou-for-50-a220s.html

Let's see how event unfold in the coming months.

38 Likes 4 Shares

Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by blinking001(m): 3:46pm On Jan 13
Singing.......
Come and see oo
Come and see
Come and see oo
Come and see
Come and see what Buhari has done
Words can't describe how majestic this man Buhari is
Words will surely fail me if I'm to describe how wonderful he is....
This administration will be remembered by all as the best in the history of Nigeria..
This airline will surely make life easier for Nigerians.. cheaper flight tickets and many more.....
May God continue to bless our President and his cabinet amen.

14 Likes

Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by osejie17(m): 3:46pm On Jan 13
Scammer

2 Likes 1 Share

Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by money121(m): 3:46pm On Jan 13
Ok
Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by JudgeKronos: 3:46pm On Jan 13
to..?

FG to ...
Government to...
Presidency to....
the more you look the less you see
6 years don pass ooo

13 Likes 3 Shares

Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by Nwakannaya1: 3:46pm On Jan 13
Iffahear
Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by Queenlovely(f): 3:46pm On Jan 13
is there no other business idea that enters into the head of these stupid elites than airline business, Haba

airline business is no longer profitable, assist peace airline to expand rather than creating unnecessary competition. invest in your local airline peace airways.

Corona virus destroyed the airline business, and it's no longer profitable, Haba use ur empty skull for once.

every state wants to own airline even making the airline sink more, look at neighboring Ethiopia airways, south Africa airways, learn from them, one national carrier is enough biko

13 Likes 3 Shares

Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by FreshBest424: 3:46pm On Jan 13
Ok
Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by bid4rich(m): 3:46pm On Jan 13
Finally, Nigeria Air is a SCAM

APC Government, una well done Oooo

6 Likes 2 Shares

Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by gungab(m): 3:46pm On Jan 13
We are watching cheesy
Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by Hambivert: 3:47pm On Jan 13
I saw the headlines and thought it was a government owned investment.
Should I say sadly or happily¿ Well, I realized it isn't government owned.

That minister (names withheld! I don't want to be charged for hate speech) told us
..."Nigeria would have a national carrier soon!". We saw pictures and models, even heard they developed a website for it... all hopes were high.
5 years, plus so many months and days and hours and minutes and seconds after, we still didn't see any carrier.

Is it safe to say Nigeria's national carrier doesn't have a career in aviation?

Anytime I decide to take this administration serious, something would sparogatively remind me of
..."We will make $1 equal to #1" and the thought becomes history.

Anyways, big one for Green Africa... I hope the skies be green for them!

5 Likes 1 Share

Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by Bioboy1213(m): 3:47pm On Jan 13
FTC
Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by Fmghewzy: 3:47pm On Jan 13
Bubu on the beat
Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by fitinwell: 3:47pm On Jan 13
With Smelly Nigerian Airports...

Another avenue to enrich .. individual men..

Failed old men..

2 Likes 2 Shares

Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by adioolayi(m): 3:48pm On Jan 13
Dem for start without awareness na...let the operation do the talking grin grin

3 Likes 1 Share

Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by Favemmzar200(m): 3:48pm On Jan 13
Bioboy1213:
FTC
for where
LegendHero:
c
for cup

1 Like 1 Share

Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by Lanre4uonly(m): 3:48pm On Jan 13
Ok. It is noted.
All the best.
Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by Pickieox(m): 3:49pm On Jan 13
Okay...


Join us at Christ Love International Theatre aka CLIT EMPIRE

Follow us on Twitter: houseofclit
Like our Facebook Page: CLIT EMPIRE

God bless you as you do so...
Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by Uglychicki(f): 3:49pm On Jan 13
I want this to Work
I want to be a proud Nigerian
Lord, please help this nation
Let us get it Right

5 Likes 1 Share

Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by GEEBITE: 3:49pm On Jan 13
Read first,this is a private airline backed by real business people. Not the scam Sirika wanted to float.
southniyikaye:
Another scam pro max

5 Likes 2 Shares

Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by UncleHaba22: 3:49pm On Jan 13
What happened to the old one




This is naija

The same thing that happened to the old one will happen to this also grin grin
Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by Racoon(m): 3:50pm On Jan 13
Another scam loading.After Ahmed Sirika-the president's kinsman launched the logo of this same imaginary airline in London for #1.5B & all the lies Lai Mohammed used to cover up the matter while no one have been punished?
Go learn from Ibom Air how to float & sustain an airline

1 Like 1 Share

Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by AuwalYusuf812(m): 3:50pm On Jan 13
The easiest way to spread Corona shocked

Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by pocohantas(f): 3:50pm On Jan 13
GEEBITE:
Read first,this is a private airline backed by real business people. Not the scam Sirika wanted to float.

Na Nairalander you dey tell that one? cheesy

7 Likes 3 Shares

Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by owobokiri(m): 3:50pm On Jan 13
It will end in premium tears as usual
Re: New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations by NaijaRoyalty(m): 3:50pm On Jan 13
Dem don come again o

(1) (2) (3) (4) (Reply)

Caption This Photo Of President Buhari In India / Buhari Hails Jonathan At AU Summit / Fayose Blasts Obasanjo: "He Speaks To Remain Relevant"

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2021 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 77
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.