Closer to launch: Nigeria Air receives ATL from civil aviation authority
Nigeria Air Limited has received an Air Transport License (ATL) granted by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
Issued on June 3, 2022, for a period of five years, the license enables Nigeria Air to operate scheduled and non-scheduled passenger and cargo air services within and outside Nigeria.
The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Aviation took to Twitter to announce the presentation of the Airline Transport Licence (ATL) to the interim board of the airline.
“Nigeria Air is here and is going to provide quality service to Nigerians,” the Ministry stated.
Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Hadi Sirika said that the ATL signaled “the end of the beginning of operations of the Airline”.
Sirika added that the “commencement date of domestic operations will be announced in due course”.
Nigeria Air Limited received from Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) an Air Transport License (ATL), signaling the end of the beginning of operations of the Airline. Commencement date of domestic operations will be announced in due course.https://t.co/yDcWtUZkf6 pic.twitter.com/hIvl5YsEJY— Hadi Sirika (@hadisirika) June 6, 2022
Prior to receiving its ATL, Nigeria Air announced on March 28, 2022 its application to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for an Air Operators Certificate (AOC) ahead of its estimated launch in mid-2023.
According to a Twitter post published by the Federal Ministry of Aviation on March 28, 2022, Nigeria Air’s board of directors were named as Alexander Musa Adeyemi, Mohammed Shuaibu Naibi and Mohammed Rabiu Shehu.
The Ministry also revealed that the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) would hold a 5% share in the airline.
Of the remaining shares, a minimum of 46% will be held by Nigerian Financial and Institutional investors and a maximum of 49% will be owned by private sector partners, which is expected to include an international airline.
Nigeria’s future flag carrier was first announced in July 2018 at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom.
Expected to operate a fleet of five aircraft comprising Airbus A330s and Boeing 737s, the airline aims to operate up to 30 aircraft, five years after its launch date.
The airline expects to operate a fleet of five aircraft comprising Airbus A330s and Boeing 737s, and hopes to operate up to 30 aircraft five years after its launch date.
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