Tue. Aug 16th, 2022

Green Africa Airways Operates First Commercial Service

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Victoria Ogunrinde

Green Africa, A Nigerian start-up airline on Thursday operated its inaugural flight flying from Lagos to Abuja.

Founder, and CEO, Green Africa, Babawande Afolabi, Upon arrival in Abuja, said “We are on a mission to connect more people in Nigeria and Africa to their dreams and opportunities.

The inaugural flight featured cake cutting

“It’s what kept us going despite the odds over the last several years and it’s what will continue to sustain this franchise even after we are all gone”, Afolabi added.

He noted that Green Africa after finally receiving its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on August 9th, is now operating a regular commercial passenger service.

Green Africa initial route map

The airline’s first official service took place on August 12th from its Lagos base (LOS) to the nation’s capital city, Abuja (ABV).

Using an ATR72-600 registered as 5N-GAD, the flight departed Lagos at 11:21 as Q9300. The flight between Lagos and Abuja is typically no longer than 90 minutes.

The airline however noted that the first flights to other destinations from Lagos are scheduled between August 14th and 23rd. This will see the airline fly its ATR72s to the following Nigerian cities from its Lagos base to Port Harcourt (PHC), Owerri (QOW), Enugu (ENU), Ilorin (ILR) and Akure (AKR).

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