LAGOS, NIGERIAGreen Africa, Nigeria’s Lagos-based value new low-cost carrier has announced that it would delay flight operations to July 2021.

At a joint meeting between top officials of the Nigerian regulatory body and senior executives of Green Africa, it was concluded that the airline’s Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) will not be available till July 2021 due to unforeseen circumstances.

‘This is certainly a bump in the road, and we are mindful of the impact especially on our customers and other stakeholders. However, we are confident of the NCAA’s support and commitment to get Green Africa into service, and we have also put plans in place to compensate our affected customers,’ Babawande Afolabi, Founder, and CEO of Green Africa said.

New bookings on the airline's website have been temporarily suspended and customers who have booked flights with Green Africa will be able to move their flights to future dates starting August 2021 at no extra charge, according to airline officials.

Green Africa Airways currently has two ATR 72-600 in the fleet. The operator also has 53 Airbus A220-300, 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 13 ATR 72-600 in its order book.