Another Airline, First Nation, Suspends Operation In Nigeria

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Another domestic carrier in Nigeria, First Nation Airlines, has suspended its activities, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has said.

This is the second airline to suspend activities in the space of 24 hours after Aero Contractors indefinitely suspended its scheduled flight services and its staff with effect from Thursday, September 1, 2016.

The Director-General of the NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman, explained that the decision was taken in order to ensure that the airline carried out the required maintenance of its aircraft but it was not a case of the Airline winding down.

In a statement issued by the NCAA on Thursday and signed by its DG, it said,

“The First Nation Airlines on its part is in the middle of an Engine Replacement Programme for one of its aircrafts. Another aircraft is due for mandatory maintenance as allowed by the regulatory authority.

“In these circumstances, these airlines clearly cannot continue to undertake schedule operations, hence the inevitable recourse to self regulatory suspension.”

Usman insisted that the domestic carriers had not wound down their operations, but were “merely suspending their operations temporarily to enable them undertake certain operational overhaul and strengthen their overall operational outlay.”

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