…To Begin Demonstration Flights
Green Africa, Nigeria’s Lagos based value airline, said one of its three ATR 72-600 aircraft leased from ACIA Aero Leasing,a regional aircraft lessor has arrived at the Murtala Muhammed Airport(MMA),Lagos.
This was made known in an online statement signed by the Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications, Oyinade Osobajo in the statement said that this is the first of the three aircraft
currently leased from ACIA Aero Leasing.
The image maker said that the carrier recently unveiled the livery of two aircraft (5N-GAE and 5N-GAA) and that the third aircraft -5N-GAD is also now beautifully wrapped in the Green Africa livery in preparation for final lap of the Air Operator Certificate(AOC) process.
The first aircraft,which arrived at the international wing of MMA was received by the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the airline Babawande Afolabi, President and Chief Operating Officer(COO),Neil Mills, the Founding Team (comprising the Director of Talent & Culture, Princesse Likayi, Chief Pilot, Folu Oladipo and Director of Maintenance &, Engineering, Nathan Smith.
Also on ground to receive the ATR 72-600 aircraft were the Director of Cabin Services, Jasmine Dhillon and Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Rebecca Bolarinwa, Board Member, Gbenga Oyebode and Green Africa’s anchor institutional investor, Kuramo Capital.
Speaking on the arrival of the airplane, Founder &, the Chief Executive Officer of Green Africa said, “This is a great day for all of us at Green Africa and the beginning of what we all hope is a new era in Nigerian aviation. ACIA Aero Leasing has been a very supportive partner and we are proud of this new relationship.
“The arrival of our first aircraft is a precursor to the completion of our AOC process and very soon, customers from across Nigeria will be able to make bookings on our website and take their first flight
with Green Africa.”
Also speaking, the Chief Executive Officer of ACIA Aero Leasing,Mick Mooney,said, “Whilst the industry is going through a period of significant disruption, there are a few carriers with a strategic road map, such as Green Africa, that are looking to provide effective solutions that the current market opportunity brings.
“We at ACIA are pleased to provide Green Africa with the first set of aircraft to launch its commercial operations, starting with Nigeria and eventually, the broader African continent.”
With the arrival of the aircraft, Green Africa is expected to commence demonstration flights on its route network as part of the AOC process.
Green Africa (greenafrica.com) is a value airline based in Lagos, Nigeria. The new airline will offer safe, reliable and affordable air travel to a much broader group of customers and be a significant contributor to the economic development of Nigeria and the African continent. Founded and led by Babawande Afolabi,
Green Africa has received its Air Transport License(ATL) from the Nigerian Government and is now working closely with the NCAA to complete its AOC certification process.