FirstNation to resume flights

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill September 9, 2016 10:34

FirstNation to resume flights

FirstNation Airways is planning to resume operations on September 15. The airline suspended operations last week to carry out routine maintenance on its fleet in line with safety standards and regulations, which was announced in a statement from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

“In these circumstances, these airlines clearly cannot continue to undertake schedule operations, hence the inevitable recourse to self-regulatory suspension,” the NCAA said in a statement signed by the Director-General, Mukhtar Usman. “It is against the Nigerian civil aviation regulations for airline operators to carry out scheduled commercial operations with only one aircraft.”

The development sparked speculation that the airline had shut down out of financial distress like Aero Contractors, another local carrier that shut down a day before on August 31.

But FirstNation has stated that is not experiencing financial crisis and will resume scheduled flights in the days ahead.

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill September 9, 2016 10:34