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About the airline
New Nigerian startup airline Green Africa Airways (flygaa.com) has just been issued its air operator certificate, and is expected to commence flights from its base in Lagos during the second or third quarter of 2017. The exact airline launch date has not been confirmed, however. The Nigerian aviation sector has been plagued by a range of issues varying from forex and fuel scarcity to constant flight delays, cancellations and exorbitant flight prices. It is expected that Green Africa Airways’ launch will introduce much needed competition into the Nigerian air travel industry, with obvious advantage for consumers.
According to the new airline’s CEO, their goal is to make air travel more accessible by actively develop the Nigerian market and creating a solid home base. The airline will be facing competition from the likes of JetWest Nigeria, another startup airline expected to launch flights imminently.
Nigeria’s legacy carriers such as Arik Air, Aero Contractors and Dana Air have all been facing financial hardships, with Arik’s takeover by AMCON being blamed on a combination of poor financial management, debt escalation due to the Naira’s devaluation, and unsustainable airline taxation practices by the Nigerian government.
With the bulk of its aircraft grounded to maintenance issues, and with forex in short supply, Aero Contractors have had to retrench around 60% of their workforce. Arik Air, similarly, is considering retrenchments, and have had to reduce their daily flights from 120 to 15. The result has been that air travel is far less accessible than it should be for a nation with over 180 million people.
It is hoped that the likes of Green Africa Airways, JetWest Nigeria and Harrier Airlines, a third potential newcomer expected to launch in Q4 2017, will help address this.
The FlyGAA fleet
While exact fleet particulars are not yet confirmed, the airline is expected to launch with a range of mid-sized, leased jets upon launch with a view to utilise their cash efficiently.
Launch routes and destinations
While the airline’s launch routes are to cover Lagos, Abuja and a number of othe regional Nigerian cities such as Yola and Port Harcourt, the airline may also decide to fly to regional destinations such as Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and South Africa in future.
Booking your own Fly Green Africa Airways Flights Online
Reservations and flights bookings for FlyGAA have not opened yet.
Keep an eye on this site for more information and the dates when their flight tickets go on sale online, or visit www.flygaa.com (NOT www.greenafricaairways.com or www.flygreenafrica.com