VALUE airline, Green Africa, has marked one full year of successful operations in Nigeria acknowledging that the journey has been hard with various hurdles including cost of Jet-A fuel and the fluctuations in exchange rates, which has contributed to a difficult operating environment.
The airline which has weathered a plethora of challenges attributed its survival and success to the support and patronage it has enjoyed in the past 365 days to its loyal clientele and other stakeholders.
Green Africa, which commenced operation with a Lagos-Abuja-Lagos flight currently flies to and from eight (8) destinations: Lagos, Ilorin, Abuja, Owerri, Akure, Port Harcourt, Benin, and Enugu, within Nigeria.
The airline said the journey has not been entirely smooth given the current challenges facing the aviation industry in Nigeria, especially the increase in the cost of Jet-A fuel and the fluctuations in exchange rates. The challenges have seen the relatively “baby” company reschedule flights and, in some rare cases, cancel them outright.
Despite this, the company has always prioritized the safety of its customers.
Obiukwu Mbanuzuo , Green Africa’s Chief Commercial officer, said, “ We appreciate all our gFliers who have flown with us these last 365 days. Our record of safely transporting 300,000 passengers on 6,261 flights proves that we are committed to reducing flight disruptions to the barest minimum having our goal of safely taking every Nigerian a step closer to their dreams.”
Babawande Afolabi, the founder and CEO of Green Africa in his remarks conveyed his appreciation to all internal and external stakeholders who have helped bring his vision to reality. He thanked The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), and other 3rd party suppliers like the ground handlers, catering companies, maintenance and security providers. Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO), and other key government agencies who have been there to support the company on its journey so far.
“I would like to acknowledge our shortcomings, especially with flight disruptions this past year and we can only assure all gFliers that all hands are on deck to improve reliability, and timeliness as we ensure that we get each customer one step forward toward their dreams.”
He added that plans are on the way to improve its services and assure customers, of a positive turnaround in three to four months.
He said,” A lot goes into getting customers to their destinations. We appreciate all the -gTalents, from the aircraft appearance team who ensures that customers after checking in sit in clean airplanes to the captain who ensures every customer gets to their destination safely.”
To celebrate its first 365 days, Green Africa is offering customers 365 free tickets excluding taxes.
All customers need to do to win is to log on to the website greenafrica.com from Friday August 12th,2022 to Sunday, August 14th to try their luck at scoring one of the 365 tickets for travels between now and February 28th, 2023.
The airline said its mission, which is “To use the power of air travel to create a better future” has been the main driver of its operations and activities from “training and flight operations to change of fleet and going international.”