At last, Green Africa gets AOC to start flight operations Thursday

After months of uncertainty and apprehension, Green Africa, Nigeria’s Lagos-based value airline has been awarded an all-important Air Operator Certificate from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

The AOC which was granted the carrier today allows it to commence soft launch of flight schedule immediately and first official commercial flight to take off on Thursday, 12thAugust 2021.

The airline in a statement said, “Following the successful completion of all five phases of the AOC application process, Green Africa was today presentedits Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC)by Engr. Kayode Ajiboye on behalf of Capt. Musa Nuhu, Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), at the NCAA headquarters in Abuja.

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CEO, Green Africa, Babawande Afolabi received the airline’s AOC from Kayode Ajiboye of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)

With this certificate, Green Africa is able to commence operations in accordance with its initial route network unveiled earlier in June”.

Speaking on the issuance of the AOC toGreen Africa, Capt. Musa Nuhu 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.”

Commenting on the major milestone for Green Africa, 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.”

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Wole Shadare