Nigerian low-cost airline Green Africa Airways has announced the details of its new route network. The low-cost carrier – a brain child of a serial entrepreneur Babawande Afolabi – announced via its Twitter message new domestic destinations to Abuja (ABV), Akure (AKR), Enugu (ENU), Ilorin (ILR), Owerri (QOW) and Port Harcourt (PHC). These will be served with direct connections from the general aviation terminal at Lagos (LOS).
“We are crafting a network plan that will afford more customers the opportunity to pursue their economic interest or simply spend more time with family & friends.” -Babawande Afolabi, Chief Executive Officer and Founder -Green Africa
The start-up airline which is now in the advanced stages of acquiring its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) is yet to give any information of when it will launch its operations but it was expected to launch by the end of first quarter of 2021.
Lagos-based Green Africa took delivery of the first of three ATR 72-600s on April 23, with the second and third aircraft expected to follow soon.
The upstart signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for 50 Airbus A220-300s after cancelling its order for 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8s with deliveries for the A220s to start later this year.
by Victor Shalton Odhiambo