FirstNation Airways has resumed operations Sunday evening one month after it suspended activities on August 17
The airline announced the resumption on their Twitter page on Sunday evening.
Firstnation Airways @Fly_Firstnation
Fisrtnation set to resume operations on the 18th of September after its over 3 weeks suspension due to operational reasons.
11:27 PM – 16 Sep 2016 · Alagbado, Nigeria, Nigeria
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According to NAN, the airline announced the suspension of its flights on August 17, a development some people said created panic in the aviation sector.
But, the airline’s Director of Flight Operations, Capt. Chimara Imediegwu, on September 6, said the suspension is to allow all the aircrafts in its fleet to undergo engine maintenanace.
“The airline had anticipated that all customs formalities would have been done last week Friday, before the Sallah holidays,” the agency quoted the source as saying.
“It is hoped that the team of engineers would finish work on the engines before September 16, as the airline plans to resume operations immediately after the engines are fixed.’’
On September 6, Chimara Imediegwu, FirstNation’s director of flight operations, told journalists that a team of engineers were coming into the country to service the planes.
Imediegwu debunked the claim that the airline was on the verge of folding up, saying it voluntarily grounded the aircraft at enormous cost to await the arrival of the manufacturer’s team.
“The FirstNation management planned well ahead and kept the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) informed of the progress on the maintenance of its aircraft,” Imediegwu had said.
“We notified passengers and flights are currently loaded online effective form September 15. This will ensure that passengers continue to enjoy safe and reliable services that the airline is reputed for.”
By News Agency Of Nigeria