Green Africa, Nigeria’s Lagos-based value airline, announced its launch route network ahead of entry into service. The airline is based in Lagos, Nigeria.
With plans to commence operations from Lagos at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT), Green Africa will launch operations connecting seven cities after completing its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) process with the NCAA.
Additional cities within Nigeria will be added as the carrier scales its operations. Plans are underway to establish two more operational bases outside Lagos to stimulate air travel and provide more options to customers. To facilitate increased economic and trade activities within Nigeria, Green Africa will offer new direct connections from the commercial hub of Lagos (LOS) to Akure, Ilorin, Abuja, Enugu, Owerri, and Port-Harcourt.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Green Africa, Babawande Afolabi, said “Starting with our launch route network, 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 and friends. Our three key product offerings – gSaver, gClassic and gFlex will afford customers the value of choice and flexibility.”
The airline recently received its first aircraft with the second and third aircraft expected to arrive soon. Facilities and infrastructures are now in place to support commercial flight and airport operations. The airline recently unveiled two aircraft (5N-GAE and 5N-GAA) while the third aircraft (5N-GAD) is now wrapped in Green Africa livery in preparation for the final lap of the AOC process.
Founded and led by Afolabi, Green Africa received its Air Transport License from the Nigerian Government and is now working closely with the NCAA to complete its AOC certification process. To show its seriousness at starting flight operations after nearly five years of rigorous planning, on April 24, 2021, the carrier took delivery of its first ATR72-600 aircraft. It is the first of the three aircraft currently leased from ACIA Aero Leasing.