A Nigeria Air flight is poised to embark on its journey to the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja, according to Daily Trust. The flight, currently stationed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is making final preparations for its arrival in Nigeria’s capital city.
However, it remains uncertain whether the airline will be granted clearance to commence operations or conduct demonstration flights, which are part of the requirements to obtain the Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC). Recent industry disquiet has emerged over allegations that the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) may be considering waiving certain requirements to facilitate the airline’s launch.
Video of Nigeria Air. Video Credit: Daily Trust.
Additionally, the perpetual injunction issued against the airline in the lawsuit filed by the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has not been set aside, and the substantive motion challenging the shareholding structure has yet to be heard.
In light of these developments, the AON recently addressed a strongly-worded letter to President Buhari, emphasizing what it deems the illegality of the national carrier project.