The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has reissued an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) to Air Nigeria Development Limited in line with the Civil Aviation Act 2006 and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations to continue with passenger and cargo flight operations.
Announcing the reissuance of the Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) in Air Nigeria’s corporate name, the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kinfe Kahssaye said the development further reaffirms the existing safety standards of the airline while also noting that another significant change that will be seen across the operations of the airline, will be the seamless usage of Air Nigeria’s trademark across its route network.
“We have consistently adhered to global aviation safety requirements and our operations are carried out by a well maintained fleet of aircraft as well as support from a competent workforce and it is our commitment to continually maintain the standards. The reissuance of our Air Operator’s Certificate is coming at an auspicious time when we are implementing a fast and profitable growth plan to further expand our frontiers through the acquisition of modern fleet of aircraft as well as the introduction of new routes on both domestic and regional network to serve our customers better”, said Mr. Kahssaye.
The reissuance of the AOC to Air Nigeria is another major milestone in the ongoing turn-around initiatives of the airline, especially as the airline continues to adhere to global best practices in stabilizing and positioning the airline on the path of profitability.
Air Nigeria is one of the fastest growing airlines in West Africa. From its operational base at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, Air Nigeria currently operates to Benin City, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Kano, Sokoto and Enugu on the domestic routes while it also operates to Brazzaville, Accra, Douala, Dakar, Monrovia, Cotonou, Banjul, Libreville and Abidjan with further plans to extend services to more African destinations, Europe, Asia and America.