Firstnation Airways has resumed flight operations, doing two flights from Lagos to Abuja, on Sunday. The airline returns to the skies weeks after suspending operations due to inability to meet the minimum fleet size, as prescribed by the regulatory authority, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
An official of the airline from the Corporate Affairs Department, Mr Rasheed Yusuff, confirmed the resumption on Sunday.
He said “We are delighted to inform you that our operation is back. Flight commenced on Sunday, September 18, 2016 with very strong passenger demand despite the break. This patronage reinforces the strength of our brand and the quality of our service.”
The airline had earlier announced that it would resume flight operation last Thursday, 15th September but was unable to meet the set date.
It would be recalled that on the September 1, First Nation Airline suspended its flight operations after the airline was unable to meet the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations, NCARS, that stipulates that no airline operator shall carry out scheduled commercial operation with only one aircraft.