As its inaugural flight arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja charging as low as N16,500, Green Africa, Nigeria’s value airline, has officially begun commercial flights.
According to the airline’s Brand Marketing Specialist, Oyindamola Fashogbon, flight operations began after the airline was granted an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
The airline’s operations began officially on Thursday with an inaugural flight from Lagos to Abuja on an ATR 72-600.
Customers looking to book a flight should visit greenafrica.com, where fares start at N16,500, for low fares to other destinations from Lagos between Aug. 14 and 2.
Fashogbon said the airline’s officials received passengers and stakeholders from Lagos at the carrier’s counters located in the Alpha Terminal of Murtala Muhammed Airport 1 (GAT).
Upon touching down in Abuja, the aircraft was given a special welcome with a water canon salute.
As part of the inaugural flight ceremony, customers participated in an interactive ‘knowledge test’ in flight.
Therefore, three customers won vouchers with 10kg baggage allowance for their next flight with the airline.”
Fashogbon said the inaugural flight ceremony also featured cake cutting and photos with celebrities and guests.
Upon arrival in Abuja, Babawande Afolabi, Founder and CEO, Green Africa, said the airline was on a mission to connect more people in the country and throughout Africa.
Despite the odds, Afolabi said the airline was ready to connect them to their dreams and opportunities.