After several months of high expectation, the upcoming domestic carrier, Green Africa Airways has announced that it has received Air Operator Certificate (AOC).
The Lagos-based airline said it received the required AOC from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Monday and plans to commence “soft launch of flight schedule immediately and first official commercial flight to take off on Thursday, August 12, 2021.”
“Following the successful completion of all five phases of the AOC application process, Green Africa was today (Monday) presented its Air Operator’s Certificate by Kayode Ajiboye on behalf of Capt. Musa Nuhu, Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, at the NCAA headquarters in Abuja. With this certificate, Green Africa is able to commence operations in accordance with its initial route network unveiled earlier in June,” the airline said in a statement.
Speaking on the issuance of the AOC to Green Africa, Director General of NCAA, Capt. 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, the airline’s 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 custo