- Overland starts July 15 as CAA denies Aero, Azman, Max Air approval
OF the five airlines granted approval to start operations from today, Arik Air; Air Peace and Ibom Air will commence operations today with Arik starting the first commercial flight out of Lagos.
Arik Air took off to Abuja at7:20am just as Air Peace and Ibom Air are gearing for flights today at various intervals.
Chairman, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) COVID-19 Committee, Godwin Balang had last night during a webinar announced that the Authority granted approval to only five airlines to restart today including Air Peace, Arik Air, Dana Airlines, Ibom Air and Overland Airways Limited
The committee also denied approval for Aero Contractors, Azman Air and Max Air to commence restart today.
For unscheduled aircraft operators, the committee said that Allied Air Limited, ANAP Business Jets and Bristow Helicopters had so far complied with the NCAA regulations.
While it revealed that all domestic airports scored an aggregate 87.2 per cent but only Murtala Muhammed International Airport, GAT; Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MM2; Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja were given approval to restart.
Currently, Nigerianflight has it on good authority that Arik Air has commenced flight to Abuja while Air Peace will be airborne by 10:30 today for their first flight. At 11 am, Ibom Air will take to the skies.
Chief Operating Officer Ibom Air, George Ureisi who responded a message sent, affirmed the airline would commence operations today stating that,” We’re flying to Abuja at 11am, From tomorrow we will move to two flights- 7am and 11 am.”
Also Overland Airways which does not fly Lagos to Abuja will start would resume flight services, according to its Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Aanu Benson on July 15, 2020.